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The Martinsburg Journal
Thrasher makes West Virginia proudJames Jett in the 4x100 relay in the 1992 Barcelona Games. She also joins Richw
Thrasher makes West Virginia proud
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 4 hours ago
James Jett in the 4x100 relay in the 1992 Barcelona Games. She also joins Richwood's Mike Barrett, a hoops star in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and, fittingly, our first gold medalist, Cabin Creek's Jerry West in the 1960 Rome... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Post Rio 2016: The Olympic game-changerssays Tucker. “Rather it’s just saying that the people who participate have chan
Post Rio 2016: The Olympic game-changers
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
says Tucker. “Rather it’s just saying that the people who participate have changed. “In men’s athletics, it was only in the 1968 Olympic games that Kenya finally came out onto the world stage. And then there were boycotts and all sorts of... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Great Britain is “Sporting superpower” says Suffolk Olympian Bill Tancredand Russia. A total of 67 medals in total was two more than Team GB accrued at
Great Britain is “Sporting superpower” says Suffolk Olympian Bill Tancred
Ipswich Star / Posted 3 days ago
and Russia. A total of 67 medals in total was two more than Team GB accrued at London 2012 and Tancred, who competed at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico and the 1972 event in Munich, said: “The question always was, could we beat the success of... Read more
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Daily Mail
How Olympics heroes from Games gone by stack up against Rio's bestin the history of his sport. Bob Beamon's gold medal winning jump is considere
How Olympics heroes from Games gone by stack up against Rio's best
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
in the history of his sport. Bob Beamon's gold medal winning jump is considered by many to be the most impressive feat of the 1968 Olympic Games. In setting his record of 8.90m, Beamon incredibly became the first person to jump more than 28-feet... Read more
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The Mercury News
Summer Olympics: One feat will always belong to an Oakland manpapers calling him the "World's Fastest Human," Hines appeared as one of the Un
Summer Olympics: One feat will always belong to an Oakland man
The Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
papers calling him the "World's Fastest Human," Hines appeared as one of the United States' best chances to win gold at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. But fast or not, speed didn't pay back then. Jim Hines, known as the fastest man... Read more
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The Mercury News
Summer Olympics: One feat will always belong to an Oakland manpapers calling him the "World's Fastest Human," Hines appeared as one of the Un
Summer Olympics: One feat will always belong to an Oakland man
The Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
papers calling him the "World's Fastest Human," Hines appeared as one of the United States' best chances to win gold at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. But fast or not, speed didn't pay back then. Leading up to the Olympics, Hines was... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
#BlackExcellence: John Carlos & Tommie SmithCity on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP
#BlackExcellence: John Carlos & Tommie Smith
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 9 days ago
City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo) Tommie Smith won the gold medal in the 1968 Olympic Games with a time of 19.83 seconds in the 200-meter sprint. Smith’s record currently ranks as a tie for the... Read more
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Orange County Register
American Evan Jager's silver dents Kenya's dominance of steeplechaseschool student from Kenya’s Rift Valley, had run only three 3,000-meter steeple
American Evan Jager's silver dents Kenya's dominance of steeplechase
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
school student from Kenya’s Rift Valley, had run only three 3,000-meter steeplechases before he arrived in Mexico City for the 1968 Olympic Games. Biwott was placed in the event by Kenyan officials only after he failed to make the Olympic team in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every femal
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every female athlete’s cheek (the IOC followed suit for the 1968 Olympic Games). An XX result effectively established femaleness. Anything else spelled an end to the woman’s career.... Read more
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Eye Witness News
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every femal
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every female athlete’s cheek (the IOC followed suit for the 1968 Olympic Games). An XX result effectively established femaleness. Anything else spelled an end to the woman’s career.... Read more
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Salon.com
Forget blade runners: What if some female Olympians have high testosterone?chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every femal
Forget blade runners: What if some female Olympians have high testosterone?
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every female athlete’s cheek (the IOC followed suit for the 1968 Olympic Games). An XX result effectively established femaleness. Anything else spelled an end to the woman’s career.... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Allyson Felix Wins Silver As The Bahamas' Miller Takes Gold In 400-Meter Finalof Miller tells us, her race in the 400 meters comes 48 years after her grand-u
Allyson Felix Wins Silver As The Bahamas' Miller Takes Gold In 400-Meter Final
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
of Miller tells us, her race in the 400 meters comes 48 years after her grand-uncle Leslie Miller ran it for the Bahamas at the 1968 Olympic Games. Felix had run the fastest qualifying time for this final, and had not lost either preliminary races.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Do female athletes with high testosterone levels have an advantage?chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every femal
Do female athletes with high testosterone levels have an advantage?
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every female athlete's cheek (the IOC followed suit for the 1968 Olympic Games). An XX result effectively established femaleness. Anything else spelled an end to the woman's... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every femal
So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?
Mail & Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
chromosome assessment, typically obtained by swabbing the inside of every female athlete’s cheek (the IOC followed suit for the 1968 Olympic Games). An XX result effectively established femaleness. Anything else spelled an end to the woman’s career.... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 12 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 13 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 14 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 14 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 14 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 14 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m Record Swim Are Boggling Minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m Record Swim Are Boggling Minds on Twitter
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim boggle minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim boggle minds on Twitter
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on TwitterSummer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 4
Images of Katie Ledecky’s 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 15 days ago
Summer Olympics in Rio. She’s now the first female swimmer to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 since Debbie Meyer did it in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Katie Ledecky​ is just racing against time in the 800m freestyle. She posted a time of... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
SJSU Reinstates Men's Track and Field ProgramDuring the 1968 Olympic Games, two San Jose State University track and field st
SJSU Reinstates Men's Track and Field Program
NBC Bay Area / Posted 26 days ago
During the 1968 Olympic Games, two San Jose State University track and field student-athletes raised their arms as a symbol to move toward racial equality. Fifty years later, those Olympians along with hundreds of SJSU alumni and supporters came... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
San Jose State University Reinstating Men's Track and FieldTwo renowned San Jose State University student-athletes raised their arms in a
San Jose State University Reinstating Men's Track and Field
NBC Bay Area / Posted 26 days ago
Two renowned San Jose State University student-athletes raised their arms in a symbolic move for racial equality at the 1968 Olympic Games. Nearly 50 years later, those two men, along with hundreds of others, will gather Monday to raise a new men's... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Going for gold: Detroit’s nine attempts to get Olympics came up emptysite at Belle Isle after U.S. Olympics Committee reconfirmed its choice of Detr
Going for gold: Detroit’s nine attempts to get Olympics came up empty
Detroit Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
site at Belle Isle after U.S. Olympics Committee reconfirmed its choice of Detroit as the U.S. city which should bid for the 1968 Olympic Games on March 18, 1963. (Photo: AP) Bid 5: 1956 Games Not that Matthaei was entirely despondent. In the... Read more
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The Borneo Post
54 years to erase Bala Ditta’s name from record bookcould also break the national 200m record. The record for the longer sprint ra
54 years to erase Bala Ditta’s name from record book
The Borneo Post / Posted 29 days ago
could also break the national 200m record. The record for the longer sprint race of 20.92sec was set by Mani Jegathesan at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Headlines in national and local newspapers and online portals asked the same question:... Read more
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