What penalty was imposed on Carlos, Smith and Norman for their action at the 1968 Mexico Olympics? or What action was taken by International Olympic Association against each of the three Olympians, Carlos, Smith and Norman Peter?
Ans. The International Olympic Association held Tommie Smith and John Carlos guilty of violating the Olympic spirit by making a political statement.
Their medals were taken back. They were subjected to a lot of criticism in their own country. Peter Norman, the Australian athlete, also suffered for his action and he was not included in the Australian team for the next Olympic. But their action succeeded in gaining international attention for the Civil Rights Movement in the USA.