SOURCE: Washington Post
A fellow Olympic winner contends that the IOC must restore medals and recognition stripped from Jim Thorpe; his violation of amateurism rules was encouraged officials of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and the American Olympic Committee who made the Native American athlete a fall guy.
SOURCE: Texas Monthly
"There’s a lot of people out there who lived the history I lived way back then. That history is not gone, and it will never die."
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Scott N. Brooks and Aram Goudsouzian
"Maybe most important, Rudolph was a real Black woman, not a stereotype. The Olympics lent her a special platform at a unique moment in American history, and Rudolph capitalized upon it with grace."
Since the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, only three have been abandoned.
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