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Team USA welcomes protesters back into the fold

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 05 / 16

Whether or not he intended to, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun waded into the political athletes storyline in September by appointing 1968 podium protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos as Team USA ambassadors and inviting them to the White House for a celebration of the Rio Olympic team. ...

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