Adolf Hitler addressing the 1936 Olympic Games

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Adolf Hitler addressing the 1936 Olympic Games, which were hosted by Berlin. Contrary to popular belief, Germany dominated, out-medaling closest competitor theUnited States by a huge margin (89 medals to 56).

African-American sprinter Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals, later said he was treated better in Germany than America, where he faced racism and exclusion.

“Hitler didn’t snub me – it was our president who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”

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