June 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 3 comments

Discovered the story of Peter Norman this morning: Australian 200m sprinter in the 1968 Mexico Olympics who stood with two black Americans on the victory pedestal. Forever after, he was shunned by the AUS sports community. Norman wasn't invited as part of the Australian delegation for the opening of the 2000 Sydney games, but the US invited him to attend as part of the US delegation..

https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/04/28/australia-peter-norman-honored-1968-olympic-protest

posted by FLsportsman at 12:46 PM on June 15

A longer SI read on the American athletes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith

posted by FLsportsman at 12:50 PM on June 15

Youppi!

posted by tommytrump at 06:31 PM on June 15

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