Czechoslovakia's Anton Tkac wins the third round of the sprint final in front of France's Daniel Morelon, 24 July 1976 during the Montreal Olympic Games. Morelon, who won gold medals in Mexico (1968) and Munich (1972), earned his fourth individual Olympic medal after winning the bronze in Tokyo (1964). AFP / EPU PHOTO
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Fabien Gilot, a swimmer for the French Olympic team at the London 2012 Games, displays an arm tattoo written in Hebrew script. The phrase translates to “I am nothing without them” and is dedicated to his Jewish grandfather figure who survived Auschwitz. The gold medal winner displayed the tattoo in reaction to the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to observe a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered in a terror attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Taiwan Stamps : 1972 TW S82 Scott 1755-7 Sports Stamps, MNH, F-VF by Great Wall Bookstore, Las Vegas. $3.40. The Federation International de Ske (F.I.S.) was founded in 1924, the year the first Winter Olympic Games took place in France. The Republic of China joined the F.I.S. in 1967 and was formally invited to participate in the 11th Winter Olympic Games held in Sapporo, Japan. To mark the occasion, a set of Winter Games stamps was released on the inauguration date, February 3, ...