Remembering Olympics 1968 moment

Tommie Smith was the first athlete to run

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Tommie Smith was the first athlete to run the 200 meters inside 20 seconds, but he'll always be remembered instead for his clenched-fist black power salute on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics. AP VIdeo (July 16)

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