• Short Summary

    Runner Wayne Collett, who together with U.S. team-mate Vice Matthews is banned from the Olympic?

  • Description

    Runner Wayne Collett, who together with U.S. team-mate Vice Matthews is banned from the Olympic Games for life following his behaviour at the 400-metres final medal presentations in Munich, says he and Matthews meant no disrespect to the Games.

    Gold medallist Matthews and silver medallist Collett turned away from the U.S. flag and chatted casually amongst themselves during the playing of their anthem. Then Matthews was seen to twirl his medal around and give a 'Black Power' salute when leaving the stadium.

    In this interview Collett insists it was a gesture of disapproval to the U.S. anthem itself rather than to the Olympic ceremonials that motivated the actions of the two champion Black athletes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD7K69N8HO0ET1GSJZSQ3ZBKP
    Media URN:
    VLVACD7K69N8HO0ET1GSJZSQ3ZBKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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