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"On July 20, 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver gave the inaugural charge to the athletes at the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA: "Let me win. But if I cannot win...""
"2007 marks the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15th, 1947, Robinson became the first African American in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major leagues -- breaking the "color line," a segregation practice dating to the nineteenth century. Jackie Robinson was an extremely talented multi-sport athlete and a courageous man who played an active role in civil rights. This presentation was created to commemorate his achievements and describe some aspects of the color line's development and the Negro Leagues. Materials that tell his story, and the history of baseball in general, are located throughout the Library of Congress. This web presentation was made possible by a generous gift from the Citigroup Foundation."
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
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
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"Women and Sports in the United States brings together scholarly articles, journalism, political and legal documents, and first-person accounts that collectively explore women’s sports in America, with emphasis on the post–Title IX era."
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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.