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What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
keri strug... hands down.


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Derek Redmond 1992 Barcelona

Sorry that is the GOAT and I show that to my class every year sometime during the year.


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Bench McElroy
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Michael Johnson's 19.32 LINK

I remember getting chills watching this performance live.


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Jason Lezak is an American hero. Get fricked Alain Bernard


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
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Jason Lezak is an American hero. Get fricked Alain Bernard


That was so electric. Thanks for posting that, OP. Those Beijing olympics were one of my favorites from the amazing opening ceremony to the swimming events, etc. Just so memorable. I usually say frick China, but good for China that year.


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Carl Lewis singing the anthem.


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
When did a New Jersey Nets game become an Olympic Sport?


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Probably Janet Evans.

It was incredible. This little teenager was beating laboratory muscled East German men.

I think 1988 Seoul is the greatest performance for an athlete considering the odds she was under and the cheating she was going against as the Eastern bloc was barely holding on and going all-in with their cards. Wasn't remotely the drug scrutiny we have today. These were men swimming against women after being pumped full of testosterone for over 10 years as we later found out.

In 1988, Evans a new world record in the 400-meter freestyle event. This record stood for 18 years.(That's an eternity in swimming)


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
That I've watched live, Phelps winning his 8th gold


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CajunsTigersSaints
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
When USA beat Nigeria by 100 in basketball
This post was edited on 7/11 at 11:48 am


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Wally Sparks
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Kurt Angle, who did it with a BROKEN FREAKIN NECK


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Amadeo
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Abebe Bikila winning the 1960 marathon barefooted or Abebe Bikila doing exercises right after destroying the field in the '64 marathon

...either one.


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lenlews
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Ah, Jesse Owens sticking it to Hitler.



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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Michael Johnson's 19.32 for me.


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danfraz
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
when those teenagers beat the hated Russians in hockey




frick those commie bastards


patnuh
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Barkley elbowing the shite out of that African guy.


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
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Ah, Jesse Owens sticking it to Hitler.


Dude seriously?

Sorry but I hate when people continue to spout bad history.

Just to provide some real history...because like any story from the past...it gets cartoon like.

That's middle school history.

This is you...

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Growing up in the United States, I was taught in history about Jesse Owens going over to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, winning a gold medal and then getting snubbed by Hitler who was angry that a black man beat all of the white athletes. I even remember my teacher reading a picture book about this to us.


And this is real history...

Owens said in his autobiography that the Germans cheered him and that he was treated worse in the USA. So you could say, he stuck it to Jim Crow. But America at that time didn't want to hear that.


In Owens' own words: "I wasn't invited up to shake hands with Hitler- but I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either."

On the first day of the 1936 Olympics, Hitler met with two German medalists and a Finnish medalist in his suite. In the afternoon, two black American athletes won medals - but Hitler had left. It looked very much like an intentional snub, and the world press noticed it. The next morning, the Olympic officials informed Hitler that he had to congratulate all athletes - or none.

Hitler decided not to meet any other athletes, and thus did not meet Owens or any other medalist on the second day of competition, when Owens won his first medal.


Several other misconceptions and false myths about the 1936 Olympics are prevalent.

Not only was Owens not rebuffed by Hitler, Owens wasn't shunned by the German audience at the Berlin stadium either.

Baker reports that Owens so captured the imagination of the crowd it gave him several ear-shattering ovations. Later Owens recalled that he had gotten the greatest ovations of his career at Berlin.


Another popular belief is that the games marked a humiliating moment for the Germans because a few blacks walked away with a fistful of medals.

In reality, the competition was anything but a German humiliation.

It is forgotten that Germany managed to pick up more medals than all the other countries combined.


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re: What is your all time favorite moment at the summer Olympics?
Up until 2008, it was Michael Johnson busting out the gold shoes.

But it just. Does. Not. Get. Better. Than. Lezak's. Comeback.

Holy shite I could watch that every day and still get the same chills.

Only wish I could have seen it live. I was at Air Force Field Training and remember my whole flight trying to sneak peeks at the Olympic highlights on the TV across the room where the officers ate breakfast


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