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Olympics: The remarkable moments when politics upstaged the Games

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The IOC is adamant that the Olympics is not about politics.

However, whether it’s US sprinter Jesse Owens embarrassing Hitler in Berlin; the infamous ‘Blood in the Water’ polo match in 1956; or the 1968 Black Power salute, political controversy has never been very far away.

Here are some of the most memorable scandals over the years.

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