Politics have permeated the history of sports. When Jesse Owens took 4 golds in Germany during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he did so against Hitler's Nazi Regime. In 1972, the Middle East crisis came to reality as audience tuned into the Munich games. The photographs and art that fill the "Politics" section of The Sports Show speak to such key moments.
Leni Riefenstahl, German 1902-2003
Jesse Owens, 1936
Gelatin silver print
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