12 September 2009

A feat of Derren Brown-style misdirection



City? Football? Vot iz zis "football" of vich you are being speaking of?

Moving on, here's something really good. This is Black Power Salute, a documentary aired by the BBC before last year's Olympic Games. It tells the story of Tommie Smith* and John Carlos' protest on the rostrum at the 1968 Games and the intrigue surrounding it. Part one is above. The YouTube playlist is here. It's well worth an hour of your time.

* Something that gets understandably lost in all this, but which I think is still worth noting, is that Smith won the 200m in a time of 19.83s. Yes, it was at altitude, but that is seriously, historically, good.

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