5. The Black Power Salute

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Olympic organizers try to keep politics out of the game, but there was nothing they could do to stop John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their hands in the “Black Power” salute during the medal ceremony for the 1968 200-meter event.

6. Kerri Strug is Golden

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If you’ve been paying attention to this year’s Olympics, then you know that the women’s female gymnastics team is absolutely dominant. That all started when Kerri Strug put gold around her neck in 1996, and with a broken ankle no less.