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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith Forty Years Later

Former San Jose State track and field athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith were honored last month with the Arthur Ashe Award at the 2008 ESPY Awards.

After capturing gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games the athletes were stripped of their medals and sent home immediately for "militant" behavior according to the International Olympic Committee in 1968.

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