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Bill Murray

Bill Murray reviews ‘The Measure of Success: A personal perspective’ by Ron Clarke ‘Cathy: Her own story’ by Cathy Freeman (with Scott Gullan)

May 2004, no. 261 01 May 2004
In 1936, at the Nazi Olympics, Jesse Owens won four gold medals and the hearts of the German people, but when he returned to the US his main aim was to turn Olympic gold into real gold. At Mexico City in 1968, Tommy Smith and John Carlos threw away their own careers by appearing on the victory podium barefoot and gesturing with the Black Power salute in protest against the treatment of their ‘br ... (read more)