The controversial decision to award the Olympics to Beijing means this year's Games have the potential to be the most politically charged since 1936.Link
Adolf Hitler used the Munich Games that year to glorify his Nazi regime, although his claims of Aryan superiority were undermined by black American athlete Jesse Owens winning four gold medals.
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