6 Moments in Sports History That Went Beyond the Game

Unforgettable instances in which sports changed the world.

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  • Jesse Owens competes in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Jesse Owens wins gold at the Berlin Olympics

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  • Owens after winning gold for the long jump.

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Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier

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  • Robinson at bat for the Dodgers.

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Ping-Pong diplomacy

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  • President Richard Nixon greets the Chinese National Tennis Team at the White House.

    Photo Credit: Library of Congress

The Battle of the Sexes

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  • Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

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The Miracle on Ice

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  • The rink in Lake Placid, New York where the "Miracle on Ice" took place.

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South Africa wins the Rugby World Cup

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  • Nelson Mandela with President Bill Clinton.

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