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Olympic bronze medallist and black power hero John Carlos visits Norwich

PUBLISHED: 18:28 22 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:55 22 May 2012

Olympic medallist John Carlos visiting the Lance Wyman exhibition in Norwich.
Photo: Bill Smith

Olympic medallist John Carlos visiting the Lance Wyman exhibition in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

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Olympic 200m bronze medallist and black power hero John Carlos is in Norwich tonight.

The American former sprint star is speaking at Cinema City as part of a national tour around England to promote his book, The John Carlos Story.

Mr Carlos and Tommie Smith’s black power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked global controversy and remains one of the most memorable images of Olympic history.

The 61-year-old visited Norwich University College of the Arts ahead of the talk, to see the current exhibit of American graphic designer Lance Wyman’s work, which focuses on the Mexico 1968 Olympics.

He spoke with students about the controversial incident he is best known for.

For further details, see the London’s Calling supplement inside next Tuesday’s Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

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