Tommie Smith

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Mal Whitfield (right) of the USA beats Arthur Wint of Jamaica to win the 800 metres at the 1948 London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images.

Between winning 800m golds at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, Mal Whitfield was a master sergeant in the US Air Force. He flew 27 combat mission(...)

The IOC, United Nations and Sochi 2014 flags fly in front of national flags in the Coastal Athlete’s Village at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photograph: Reuters

It’s apt that possibly the most powerful single image in sport – Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics – isn’t(...)

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