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The five rings of power each standing for a single continent in which competedin the games The Olympics started in 1896 and have withered through some toughtimes but as we are still witnessing today these games will keep becoming apart of history The most controversial Olympics ever was the 1936 games inBerlin and in a close second comes the summer games of 1968 in Mexico CityThese games affected the way everyone viewed their competitors and spectatorsThough the games were great in stature the games of 36 and 68 could haveeasily damaged the rest of the Olympics foreverThe 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin Germany in a time when Adolph Hitlerruled with great power The IOC decided on Berlin instead of Barcelona with aballot vote that went 43-16 in favor of Berlin Though everyone knew ofHitlers cruelty to people the IOC decided not to pull the Olympics but insteadmake it clear to the people that the city of Berlin was getting it and not theNazi party A Nazi spokesmen Bruno Malitz condemned modern sports becausethey were international infested with Frenchmen Belgians Pollacks andJew-Niggers p 54 The Olympic committee was determined to fight for theirgreatest international event ever even it took facing Hitler probably the mostinfluential and most powerful man in the worldThis was the indefinite war without weapons unfolding in front of the worldand there wasnt much that could be done to stop it even the IOC was in checkby the Nazi party The Germans continuously lied and avoided the thought ofGerman-Jews competing in these Olympics They felt that since they were holdingthe games that they didnt need to follow the rules of the Olympics brought outby the IOC The rule was that everyone disregarding racial status was allowedto try out for the team Hitlers men assured the IOC and pretty much the restof the world that they would in fact get a fair try-out and would be included ifthey were good enough Still widespread rumors
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