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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze medal in the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. Smith and Carlos each wore a black glove and raised a fist in the air during the medal ceremony as a sign of solidarity with those fighting for greater equality, which some dubbed as radical and an endorsement of the black power movement. (AP Photo/File)

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At the same 1968 Olympic games during which George Foreman waved an American flag to celebrate his victory, U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) stirred controversy when they gave a Black Power salute on the medals stand to protest racial injustice. (AP Photo)