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John Carlos John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945 in Harlem, New York) is a Cuban American former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and his black power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. He went on to equal the world record in the 100 yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record (although the latter achievement was never ratified). After his track career, he enjoyed brief stints in the National Football League and Canadian Football League but retired due to injury.

He became involved with the United States Olympic Committee and helped to organize the 1984 Summer Olympics. Following this he became a track coach at Palm Springs High School. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2003.

And he co-authored the book "The John Carlos Story - The Sports Moment That Changed The World" - with Dave Zirin, first published in hardback by Haymarket Books in 2011.

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