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Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 100m – USA Ralph Metcalfe & Eddie Tolan


This video shows vividly two of greatest controversies in Olympic history…..as USA sprinters Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan in the 100m was the 1st controversy with a photo finish that shows at both men break the tape at the same time….but officials gave the victory to Tolan….saying his whole body crossed the finish line before Metcalfe’s….and if that wasn’t bad enough….in the 200m some three days later….Tolan was the official winner again…with Metcalfe winning bronze….but it was revealed that Metcalfe’s lane that he had to run in was three yards longer than anyone else in the race.

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