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.”