Adolf Hitler: Aryan Olympics

Adolf Hitler staged the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as a showcase for the supremacy of the Aryan race. Things went exactly as Hitler had planned -- until the legendary African American athlete Jesse Owens won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the four-by-100-meter relay, and returned to America with four gold medals.

[Owens feat was matched by Carl Lewis at the 1984 Olympics.]

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