Top 10 Most Memorable Olympic Moments: #5
Muhammad Ali Lights the Olympic Cauldron
In 1960, a young Cassius Clay won a gold medal for boxing in Rome. He later changed his name to Muhammad Ali and became a sports legend.
At the 1996 Atlanta Games, the boxer (now suffering from Parkinson’s disease) had the tremendous honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony.
He was also presented with a replacement for his gold medal, which was allegedly thrown into the Ohio River by Ali after being refused service at a whites-only restaurant and getting into a fight.
I remember this, damn gettin old.
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