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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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1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 4x100m Relay

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 4x100m Relay Final
The USA's Gerald Tinker, far right, hands over the baton to teammate Eddie Hart to run the final leg and win the gold medal in a World Record time of 38.19s in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany.
From right to left: Tinker passes to Hart for the USA, Italy's Luigi Benedetti passes the baton to Pietro Mennea, France's Gerard Fenouil passes to Bruno Cherrier, the USSR's Yuri Silov passes to Valerie Borzov, Poland's Jerzy Czerbniak passes to Zenon Nowosz, East Germany's Hans-Juergen Bombach passes to Siegfried Schenke, and West Germany's Gerhard Wucherer passes to Klaus Ehl
The USSR won the silver, West Germany the bronze, East Germany finished 5th, Poland 6th, France 7th and Italy 8th.
It was a bittersweet feeling for Hart, a favourite for the individual 100m title who was disqualified after failing to turn up for his quarter-final heat after being given the wrong time.

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East Germany's Renate Stecher wins 200m gold at the 1972 Munich Olympics

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Women's 200m Final
East Germany's Renate Stecher (#147) wins the gold medal just ahead of Australia's Raelene Boyle (#2) in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany. Poland's Irena Szewinska (#285) won the bronze, while East Germany's Ellen Strophal (#149) was fourth and West Germany's Anne Kroniger (#165) tied fifth. Also pictured is Jamaica's Rosie Allwood (#220) who finished eighth.
Strecher won the gold medal in a new World Record of 22.40s, while Kroniger finished tied fifth and Annum seventh. Strecher's victory completed a 100m/200m double at the Munich Games, and she would also win a silver medal as part of the East Germany team in the 4x100m relay.

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