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Featured 1972 Munich Olympics Print

Olympic 400m winner Vince Matthews shows his disinterest in the medal ceremony in Munich in 1972

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 400m Medal Presentation
USA's gold medal winner Vince Matthews (facing camera) shows his disinterest in the ceremony, while silver medalist and compatriot Wayne Collett stands alongside him on the no.1 tier in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany. Also pictured is Kenya's bronze medalist Julius Sang.
The success was overshadowed by the suspension of Matthews and Collett by the IOC after the medal ceremony, where they were talking to each other and fidgeting while the US national anthem played, leading many to believe it was a Black Power protest like that of Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968.
Collett stated afterwards "I couldn't stand there and sing the words because I don't believe they're true. I wish they were. I believe we have the potential to have a beautiful country, but I don't think we do."

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Featured 1972 Munich Olympics Print

Jobst Hirscht strains to keep up with Valeriy Borzov in the 100m at the 1972 Munich Olympics

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 100m Semi-Finals Heat One
The USSR's Valeriy Borzov leads the race, with West Germany's Jobst Hirscht straining just behind in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany. Also pictured, from left to right, are Jamaica's Michael Fray, Trinidad and Tobago's Hasely Crawford, and France's Alain Sarteur.
Borzov, Crawford, Hirscht and Fray all qualified for the final, where Borzov won the gold. Three days later the Soviet also won gold in the 200m final, his favoured event, and became the first non-American since 1928 to complete the sprint double

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Featured 1972 Munich Olympics Print

USA's 1972 Olympics 400m runners (left to right) Vince Matthews, John Smith, and Wayne Collett

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 400m Final
USA's (left to right) Vince Matthews, John Smith, and Wayne Collett in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany. Pre-race favourite Smith pulled up injured early in the race while Matthews took gold and Collett silver.
Unfortunately, the US Success was tarnished by the suspension of Matthews and Collett by the IOC after the medal ceremony, where they were talking to each other and fidgeting while the US national anthem played, leading many to believe it was a Black Power protest like that of Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968

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