2016 Rio Olympics

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“He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Al Roker said during the heated Today Show segment. “He left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled. There was no robbery, there was no pull over. He lied.”

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.