NBCSN premieres a two-hour special, “1968: The Legacy of the Mexico City Games,” on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The show, marking the 50th anniversary of those historic Olympics, combines the NBC Olympics documentary “1968” and a recent panel discussion about the legacy of the Mexico City Games.
“1968,” which premiered during the PyeongChang Winter Games, tells the stories not only of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their black-gloved fists on the medal podium, but also of the intersections of sports and politics leading up to and during the Mexico City Olympics.
NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico moderated a recent panel at the annual LA84 Foundation Summit in Los Angeles. It included Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (the first Muslim-American woman to compete at the Olympics with a hijab), tennis player James Blake and Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis.
The summit’s theme focused on athlete activism and social justice, while also commemorating the 1968 Olympics.
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