YouTube Olympics

David Maraniss’ excellent Olympic history — Rome 1960 — has me YouTubing some of the famous moments from those games.

Wilma Rudolph dominating the sprints:

A lithe Cassius Clay (pre-Muhammad Ali) winning the Light Heavyweight gold:

Abebe Bikila winning the first ever medal for Ethiopia, running the marathon barefoot:

David Maraniss explains it all here: