The Day Sport Changed

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  • Vern Gambetta
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    Vern Gambetta on #13738

    Yesterday afternoon I saw that Peter Norman had died of a heart attack in Australia at age 64. Most of you probably have no idea who Peter Norman was; he was a 200 meter sprinter who won the Silver medal in the 1968 Olympics. The time that he ran that day 20.06 is still an Australian record. That is all incidental to what happened on the victory stand. The winner Tommy Smith and the bronze medalis

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