40 years ago today: Smith, Carlos, Mexico City …


It was Oct. 16, 1968, when Tommie Smith and John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals in the 200 meters at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, then stood on the victory stand and … you know the rest. (Or if you don’t, go to this link).

ESPN “SportsCenter” has planned a special story about that moment during the 3 p.m. airing today. The segment will include Smith and Carlos’ first trip back to Mexico City earlier this year.

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