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Many African nations, had threatened to massively walk out of the games in protest of the admission of white-ruled Switzerland Phone Number List Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Rhodesia became disqualified. The outcome of the finals is further dramatically illustrated by Kenny Moore ("Sports Illustrated": 'A Play of Light', Switzerland Phone Number List November 20, 1972): after he had won the race in world-record time kept on going past the finish, barely slowing while his victims slumped and dry-heaved.
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