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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2008, 12:25:40 am »
Honour for a friend ... Olympic athletes Tommie Smith, left,
and John Carlos carrying the coffin of Peter Norman (inset) from Williamstown
Town Hall yesterday, 9 Oct 2006.
Photo: Angela Wylie

Click here to read the original Sydney Morning Herald newspaper article of 10 Oct 2006:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/olympic-protest-heroes-praise-normans-courage/2006/10/09/1160246069969.html
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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2008, 12:35:54 am »
Thank you Kerry for all of this information.

The more I read, the more I think what a terrific bloke he was.

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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2008, 12:44:04 am »
Kelda, thanks for posting this.  I hadn't heard about this film, or Peter Norman.

I remember pictures of that Black Power salute at the Olympics.  I was 9 years old, and I remember having a mix of feelings.  So much hopeful was going on then, but it often came in scary packages, marching, chanting, yelling, big fists in the air.  I remember the silence but huge power of that photo.  I didn't have a mental drawer to stick that image in, but recognized an opportunity used well, by individual humans in the right place, with courage, at the right time.  I don't even remember there being a third man there.  I'm glad he was supportive.

And I hadn't known that the mainstream came around to seeing that as a positive moment, even putting up a memorial to it.  Wow.



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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2008, 12:49:38 am »
Thank you Kerry for all of this information.

The more I read, the more I think what a terrific bloke he was.

One of our unsung heros if you ask me....

"A terrific bloke." Well said, Sue. I agree.  :'(
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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2008, 01:24:21 am »
Thank you Kerry for all of this information.

The more I read, the more I think what a terrific bloke he was.

One of our unsung heros if you ask me....

Yes I agree. Australia produces some amazing unsung (and sung) heroes. Like our Heath...
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Re: The other man on the podium (1968 Mexico Olympics)
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 02:35:56 pm »
I guess its not surprising that given this film was made by his nephew it may get too.. whats the word... unobjective? too close? .. you know what I mean.

However I'll stil be interested to watch and learn more about this champion of a guy.

Thankyou for all the fuether info Kerry.

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