The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted the lifetime ban imposed on American gold medalist sprinter Vince Matthews for his low-key racial injustice protest 50 years ago.
The IOC said that Matthews would be allowed to attend future Olympics, according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, The Associated Press reports.
“The IOC sent a letter that...
Author: MELISSA NOEL
DIANE Henderson, president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), and the rest of her executive team elected almost eight months ago, finally signed their oaths to the organisation at the body's new home on Woodford Street, Newtown, on Saturday.
More than 50 years after banning him for his low-key racial injustice protest at the Munich Olympics, the International Olympic Committee says it will allow American gold-medal sprinter Vince Matthews back at the Games.
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was copied in on a letter from the IOC, which said it would...
Author: Associated Press
FORMER US Olympic gold medallist Vince Matthews, 74, who was banned for life by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1972, can now be accredited for Olympic Games.
Matthews and Wayne Collett, both African Americans, were banned by the IOC in 1972 after protesting while on the...
Author: STEPHON NICHOLAS