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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 24, 2013

...Hitler relented and allowed Black people and Jews to participate.

After much deliberation and debate whether or not to boycott the Olympics, the United States and other nations decided to participate in the Games.

One of the American athletes was a Track and Field star named Jesse Owens and he was black. Jesse Owens seemed sure to win the long jump at the 1936 games. The year before he had jumped 26 feet, 8 1/4 inches -- a record that would stand for 25 years.

As he walked to the long-jump pit, however, Owens saw a tall, blue eyed, blond German taking practice jumps ... (more)

Tags: olympic games, jesse owens, 1936 olympics, luz long, adolf hitler, story of friendship

A Heartwarming Story of Friendship: The Jesse Owens Story

By Coach Phatty, published on May 8, 2013

... Hitler relented and allowed Black people and Jews to participate.

After much deliberation and debate whether or not to boycott the Olympics, the United States and other nations decided to participate in the Games.

One of the American athletes was a Track and Field star named Jesse Owens and he was black. Jesse Owens seemed sure to win the long jump at the 1936 games. The year before he had jumped 26 feet, 8 1/4 inches -- a record that would stand for 25 years.

As he walked to the long-jump pit, however, Owens saw a tall, blue eyed, blond German taking practice... (more)

Tags: hitler, friendship, olympics, track and field, jesse owens, 1936 olympics, luz long

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