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Olympic anti-racism icon Tommie Smith sees no successors

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By Adam PLOWRIGHT

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earned him a life-time ban

But also earned him a life-time memory from myself and I guess many others.

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"I pray that it will get different than what it is now," he told AFP. "You know I don't think it could get any worse, I really don't."

I admire Tommy and Carlos for their protest in 1968 but he doesn't really believe race relations and discrimination is worse now.

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