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The flag of the U.S. flies alongside the flag of Nazi Germany and the Hinomaru (flag of Japan), as Jesse Owens breaks the world record for long jump with 8.06m
More detail: https://www.olympic.org/news/jesse-owens-jumps-for-gold
1st: Jesse Owens (US) – 8.06m
2nd: Luz Long (DE) – 7.87m
2nd: Naoto Tajima (JP) – 7.74m
We knew them that Germany was creating horrible anti-Semitic laws and policies and spewing insane rhetoric and had a chance to boycott and didn’t. We were complicit in keeping Jewish athletes out of the games and we allowed the violence against minorities to happen for almost 8 years after that uncontested in any real way. We didn’t even help the USSR enough before we landed on the continent.