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Protests against racial injustice could force Olympic change

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The Olympics appear to have been filled with disarray in their early years.

During the St. Louis Games in 1904, North American indigenous peoples and other ethnic and racial groups were assembled for track and field and other events at a related competition.

It was aimed at demonstrating the supremacy of white athletes from the United States and Europe by measuring the performances of non-white people.

Jules Boykoff’s “Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics” includes another episode.

At the opening ceremony of the 1906 Intercalated Games, held between two Olympic Games, athletes from Ireland, governed by Britain at the time,........

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