Tommie Smith & John Carlos | Trailblazers - Episode 12 | Eurosport
Trailblazers is an original short film series, shining a light on the world’s greatest sporting icons who did more than just win by also pioneering change in society.

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Episode 12 - Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on 16 October 1968. During the medal ceremony, two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner". Today, this gesture has become one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympic Games.

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