This Day In History

SA is banned from the Olympic Games

Tuesday, 18 August 1964
In October 1963, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in Baden Baden, Germany, that South Africa would have to eliminate racial discrimination in sport before 31 December 1963, or the country would not be permitted to send a team to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Though the deadline was later extended to allow SA more time, the government was not prepared to permit multiracial sport. As a result the IOC did not invite SA to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was a heavy bl..
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