This I Believe Is Sports

I believe that the greatest moment in sports history is Jesse Owens victories in the Summer Olympics of 1936. Jesse Owens ran track for the USA in the Berlin Olympics. This was a time where Nazism was big in all of Eastern Europe and Germany was a powerhouse under the control of Adolf Hitler. Hitler saw these Olympic games in Berlin as a chance to showcase his country and prove that the Arian race was superior. Hitler did not like how America “stooped so low” to put an African Americans, or what he called “non humans”, on their Olympic team. Fueled by the racism and harsh words of Hitler, Owens was able to stick it to the Arian Race, Nazis, and most importantly, he stuck it to Hitler. ...

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the President, either." (Schwarts). Owens was just trying to make things better for his race and country.
This moment was much bigger than just the gold medals that Owens brought home to the United States of America. He was able to force Hitler and the Nazis to eat their words about whatever they had to say about him and his race. He embarrassed them in their own country and brought pride to America while doing so. But he didn’t stop there and he was also able to show how African Americans deserved to be treated better in America as well. He showed tremendous athletic ability and was able to prove a lot for his race and ...

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