American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

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Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

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Germany. The Hindenburg floating over Berlin’s Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics opening ceremony.

Germany. The Hindenburg floating over Berlin’s Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics opening ceremony.

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Not all of us at IC are athletes, but some of us work out. Not all of us are dedicated fans of any sport, but some of us like watching them on TV. What we can all agree on, though, is that the Olympics are a special time – not only for athletes, but for the global community.

Not all of us at IC are athletes, but some of us work out. Not all of us are dedicated fans of any sport, but some of us like watching them on TV. What we can all agree on, though, is that the Olympics are a special time – not only for athletes, but for the global community.

Guinness planned to advertise in Nazi Germany during the 1936 Olympics ("It's time for a Guiness")

Guinness planned to advertise in Nazi Germany during the 1936 Olympics ("It's time for a Guiness")

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Jesse Owens.  The first African American to receive a product sponsorship--from Adidas due to his performances at the 1936 Olympics.

Jesse Owens. The first African American to receive a product sponsorship--from Adidas due to his performances at the 1936 Olympics.

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IMDb | Blair Underwood to Narrate, Exec Produce 1936 Olympics Documentary

IMDb | Blair Underwood to Narrate, Exec Produce 1936 Olympics Documentary

Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

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