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Long Jump Ceremony at 1936 Olympics

Naoto Tajima, left, Jesse Owens, center, and Carl Ludwig "Lutz" Long, right, won the bronze, gold, and silver medals, respectively, in the long jump event at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Long reportedly helped Owens with advice in the event after the American fouled twice during a qualifying round, a courageous gesture of sportsmanship in 1930s Nazi Germany.
Courtesy of Library of Congress