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Primary Sources: The 1960s: Sports

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Research Tip - Sports

Newspapers are an excellent place to find primary source articles about sports!

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Online Sources: Sports - 1960s

John Carlos, Tommie Smith, Peter Norman 1968cr

The Olympics. U.S. Dominates Tokyo Games, 1964/10/15

Published: 1964

Usage: Public Domain

Universal Newsreels via The Internet Archive

Olympics - Boxing

The winners of the 1960 Olympic medals for light heavyweight boxing on the winners' podium at Rome: Cassius Clay (now Muhammad Ali) (C), gold; Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland (R), silver; and Giulio Saraudi (Italy) and Anthony Madiga (Australia), joint bronze.

Book Sources: Sports - 1960s

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Women's Marathon Pioneer

In 1967, the American athlete Kathrine Switzer, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

At the time, athletics officials believed women were incapable of running more than a mile and a half.

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