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22. Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany
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The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler’s desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens’ refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history.




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22. Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany
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The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler’s desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens’ refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history.



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23. Dan Jansen’s Olympic Heartbreak
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Dan Jansen was an American speed skater in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Just before his first event in the 1988 games, Jansen’s sister Jane lost her battle with Leukemia. He promised to win the gold for her, but after getting off to great starts in each race, he fell. This photo was taken after one of those races. But six years later (the Winter Olympic cycles changed after the 1992 games) Dan did win the gold and took a victory lap with his young daughter, Jane.



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24. The Americans Defeat The Soviet Union In The “Miracle On Ice”

The Soviet hockey team was legendary. They had won the gold medal in every Olympics since 1964 and had regularly destroyed NHL teams in exhibition. The 1980 US hockey team was not an NHL team. They were a collection of college players and no-names, who should have had been crushed by the vastly superior Soviets. But that’s not what happened. The US Team gutted out a victory and Al Michael’s bellowed “Do you believe in miracles?!” as time expired.

(Sports Illustrated / Heinz Kluetmeier)




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25. The Black Power Salute On The Podium
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At the 1968 Olympic games, African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists as a display of black pride. They both accepted their medals in black socks to represent black poverty. The Australian silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Project For Human Rights badge to show solidarity. Both Americans were expelled from the games as a result of their actions.





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26. Kevin Dyson Is One Yard Short In The Super Bowl

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Super Bowl XXXIV came down to the last play of the game. The Titans were losing 23-16 when Kevin Dyson caught a pass across the middle. He was hit by St. Louis Ram, Mike Jones but Dyson dove for the goal line hoping to send the game into overtime. He was one yard short as time expired.



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27. Lou Gehrig Says Goodbye
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The Yankee star was forced to retire due to his bout with ALS (a disease that would later carry his name). On July 4th, 1939, the Yankees held a ceremony for him between games of a double header. During that ceremony they retired his number (the first time that was done in major league baseball) and Gehrig gave a speech to fans:





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