American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

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The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."

Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

Major Dhyan chand(The Wizard) Denied Hitler to play hockey for germany after defeating germany in Berlin Olympics 1936 with 8-1 himself scoring 6 out of 8 goals done by indian team.

Major Dhyan chand(The Wizard) Denied Hitler to play hockey for germany after defeating germany in Berlin Olympics 1936 with 8-1 himself scoring 6 out of 8 goals done by indian team.

Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

In the latest in our Olympic series, we relive the phenomenal performances of the 21 year old athlete Jesse Owens at the Olympic games which were being watched by Hitler in Berlin

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

Narrated by Jesse Owens, one of the best sports documentaries ever, VHS transfer from an old television broadcast.

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