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Olympics and Political Conflicts

Timeline created by cramos1898 in Politics
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Screen shot 2014 02 20 at 7.51.22 am Berlin Olympics In the summer of 1936 a bit before HItler gained power, Hitler made it so that only Aryan athletes can compete for Germany. In response The U.S. played an African American athlete who cam home with some Gold.
Tv shutterstock 23301313 1st Olympics after WWII Held In London Germany and Japan were not invited to London because of their war-time roles, while the Soviet Union was invited but did not show up. It was the first Olympic games to be shown on television.
Cold war Cold War Olympics Helsinki Marked the begining of the Cold war Tensions and Germany
returned to the games.
Tokyo 1964 olympics logo 1st Olympics in Asia! These Olympic games were the first to ever be hosted in an Asian country. The torch runner was a man who was born on the day Hiroshima was bombed!
Blackpowersalue Mexico City Olympics 1968 was a busy year: Europe was full of student protests, the Vietnam war was going on, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. At the Olympics, East Germany competed separately for the first time. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who finished first and third in the 200 metres, gave the Black Power salute during the national anthem as a protest against racism in the US.
I 120729865 Attack at Olympic Games The Munich Games were meant to represent peace, but are most often remembered for the terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 11 Israeli athletes.
1980 2 Moscow Olympics With the Least Amount of Nations Ever Competing With an American led boycot the number of nations competing in the games went down from 120 to 80.
Download NO BOYCOTS! Seoul This was one of few Olympic games where there was no organized boycot lead by any country!
Screen shot 2014 02 20 at 8.05.43 pm Barcelona Games 1st games to allow South Africa to compete since their 32 year ban.
Timeline Olympics Return To Athens The Olympics return to their Greek home of origin Athens!
2008picture Beijing Olympic Games The games in Beijing were a big deal because many countries thought that having the games there would give support to the oppressive regime.
Images Sochi Games and Gayss Russia had recently made laws against gays and it has sprung up a number of resonses. For example the U.S. played 3 gay athletes!
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Dates of Political Propaganda During The Olympics

No Olympic Games WWII In Progress No Olympics during WWII