Sort of a different tack on this thread. Here we commemorate the fortieth anniversary of something that happened at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. This might not seem like much today, but it was an act of courage, that had serious personal consequences for the athletes involved, but that resulted in a galvanizing moment of the civil rights movement. The personal consequences were described in this article: I didn't know before about Peter Norman, an Australian and the third man on the podium. He wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights button on his shirt on the podium, in support of Smith and Carlos. He deserves recognition for that. John Carlos and Tommie Smith: heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.