Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Hey, Aren't You The Guy Who Was Kinda Supporting Black Power?

See that guy at left? The white guy who looks like he'd rather not even acknowledge the two other guys on the podium? Well, his name's Peter Norman, and he died today. It's rare for non-American, recently deceased Olympians to end up in the sports pages. Norman, it should be noted, is Australian, but you'll see his name on the sports pages tomorrow.

And why would any care about an Aussie track star from the '60s? Because he was in that photo you see at right.

Apparently, all you have to do to get an obituary these days is to appear in a landmark civil rights photograph. Easier said than done, I guess.

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