TIL John Carlos and Tommie Smith were American medalists in the 1968 Olympic 200m sprint. During the National Anthem they both raised their fist in protest of racism and were subsequently suspended from the Games for politicizing.

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They were supposed to raise their right fist, but, because one of them misplaced his gloves, one raised his right fist while the other raised his left fist.


Good gawd I’m getting old. I would have never guessed someone didn’t know this.


My dad acully worked with Tommy Smith for years


Brent Musberger, corporate shill, roasted both of them at the time. r/AgedLikeMilk


My mother used to date Carlos.