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1972 Munich Olympics - 4 x 100m Relay Featured 1972 Munich Olympics Print

1972 Munich Olympics - 4 x 100m Relay

Athletics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Men's 4x100m Relay Final
USA's gold medal-winning team celebrate at the end of the race in the Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany. Left to right: Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Larry Black and Eddie Hart. Far right is the USSR's Valerie Borzov, who won a silver medal in the race.
The USA won the race in a World Record time of 38.19s. 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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Olympic 400m winner Vince Matthews shows his disinterest in the medal ceremony in Munich in 1972 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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1972 Munich Olympics - Womens Gymnastics Featured 1972 Munich Olympics Print

1972 Munich Olympics - Womens Gymnastics

Gymnastics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Women's Balance Beam
The USSR's Olga Korbut on the way to winning the gold medal in the balance beam in the Sports Hall, Olympic Park, Munich, West Germany. During the event she became one of the first persons ever to do a backward somersault on the balance beam in competition.
At the 1972 Games the 17 year-old Korbut won gold medals in the balance beam, floor exercises, and team event, and a silver in the uneven bars. Her open display of emotion and tears, after a disastrous uneven bars routine cost her a medal in the individual competition, captivated the Munich audience and endeared her to millions watching on television

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