August 1, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the opening day of1 the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Berlin event was unique in that it boasted the largest number of foreign athletes in the history of the Olympics. The Berlin Olympic Village was so beautifully designed that every Olympic village since has been modelled on it. The Berlin stadium boasted seating for 100,000 spectators. Attending were four million fans and journalists from 41 nations. The Berlin Olympics was the first to be televised. Competing in the 1936 Games were a record number of participants: 4066 athletes including 331 women from 49 countries.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics is invariably referred to as the Olympics during which American Negro, Jesse Owens, ‚humiliated Nazi Germany and destroyed the myth of Aryan superiority.‘ The truth is quite the opposite.
Jesse Owens was a fine athlete and citizen of one…
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