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Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. AP hide caption

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Those Raised Fists Still Resonate, 50 Years Later

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Mimi Lesseos has been working in the field of stunt performance for decades. Now, at age 54 and still working, she wants to pass on the riches of her experience. Courtesy of Mimi Lesseos hide caption

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After Living Dozens Of Lives, Leading Stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos Has Lessons To Offer

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Melvin Pender receives the hand-off in the 4 x 100 meter relay during the 1968 Olympics, for which he won a gold medal. Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender hide caption

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

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Brazilian and Chinese players practice at the Desportivo Brasil academy, in Porto Feliz, Brazil, in September. Patrícia Monteiro for NPR hide caption

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China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

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American Flat Track motorcycle racer Shayna Texter poses with a young fan during an autograph session at Canterbury Park outside Minneapolis. Texter is one of the most popular racers on the AFT circuit and, in 2011, became the first woman in the history of flat track racing to win a professional singles main event. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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'Hold Your Breath,' American Flat Track Racing Mounts A Comeback

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Abraham Guzman (left) puts John Torres Jr. in a friendly chokehold at the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

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