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  • Olympic Bobsleigh

    Olympic Bobsleigh

    Feb 1968: Winter Olympics, Grenoble. A floodlit view of the Bobsleigh run at Chamrousse. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
    Tuesday, January 30, 1968 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAGT243

    RAAGT243

    Grenoble 1968-Views of Chamrousse. The Olympic flame bowl.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAGT234

    RAAGT234

    Grenoble 1968-Views of Chamrousse. Chamrousse seen from the top of the men slalom stadium.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAGT235

    RAAGT235

    Grenoble 1968-Views of Chamrousse. Chamrousse seen from the top of the men slalom stadium.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
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    RAAEL067

    Grenoble 1968-The Olympic bowl in the opening ceremonystadium.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
  • RAAEL068

    RAAEL068

    Grenoble 1968-Bird's eye view of the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
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    RAAGT232

    Grenoble 1968-Views of Chamrousse. The finishing area of the tracks.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
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    RAAEL069

    Grenoble 1968-General view of the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
  • 63 4x400 relay team salute Mexico

    63 4x400 relay team salute Mexico

    1968: The USA team which won the 4 by 400 metres relay in a world record breaking performance leave the arena, holding aloft clenched fists, at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico. Demonstrations, commercial or political, in the Olympic arenaare forbidden under the IOC Charter. At the Mexico Games this was breached by some black US sprinters who after their victories raised a hand covered by a black glove and wore no shoes at the medal ceremony to symbolise the plight of black Americans, some of whom lived in poverty and were denied some human rights. This was not an instant emotive reaction, for Tommie Smith, the winner of the 200 metres, and John Carlos were members of an American organisation called the Olympic Project for Human Rights. The IOC indicated that the athletes should be punished and left that to the US Olympic Committee, who expelled them from the team. But others followed their lead. While a rule was broken, the demonstration itself provided a small contribution to another Olympic principle of fighting against any form of discrimination.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
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    RAAGU019

    Grenoble 1968-Various personalities. Claude LELOUCH during the shooting of the official film.
    Sunday, December 31, 1967 11:00 PM | Photo
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