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The Australian Olympic Committee posthumously awarded sprinter Peter Norman with an Order of Merit in June. His daughter Janita accepted the award on his behalf. David Crosling/AAP

Fifty years later, Peter Norman’s heroic Olympic stand is finally being recognised at home

Sprinter Peter Norman has been memorialised in many ways in the US for his support of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics. In Australia, it's taken much longer.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos carry the coffin of Peter Norman, who died in 2006.

‘I will stand with you’: finally, an apology to Peter Norman

Sporting celebrities and stars have always featured centrally in the psyche of the Australian nation. Our athletes are portrayed as positive role models and many of their indiscretions and behaviours are…

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