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Tue, 08.18.1964

The International Olympic Committee Bans South Africa Over Apartheid

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*On this date in 1964, South Africa was banned from the Tokyo Olympic Games. This action came from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to their racist apartheid polices.

For the next 28 years international IOC sanctions continued and were lifted for the Barcelona Games in 1992.

Reference:

SA History.org.za

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