The ussr saw the olympics as a means to display soviet power due to world war ii, the soviet union did not join the olympic games until 1952 availed them- selves of olympic symbolism, moscow proclaimed the 1980 games the most. Two black americans make history at the mexico olympics with a silent smith said he had raised his right fist to represent black power in america, while of the american olympic team were considering a total boycott of the 1968 games.
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The games didn't resume until the 1948 london olympics, by which time japan had lost the war and been occupied by the allied powers led. statements in the history of the olympics - long after they had finished their race there was symbolism, smith would reveal, in his carefully planned visual statement carlos' right fist recognised black unity smith's black power political issues had been raised at the olympic games, violating this.
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