There's never a better time than today to wish you much love and appreciation! February is our anniversary month, this year celebrating 42 wonderful years in the heart of the Mission. Thanks to our neighborhood shop, we've been able to build a beautiful network of clients, friends, and adopted family. We've shared our
cultures, learned about new ones, and even discovered some new sports. Hey, if Javier could get me on the footgolf field, there are infinite possibilities!
Over the holidays, we received a visit from a fellow San Franciscan with BA Cup, an awesome soccer tournament program in South America. This summer's tournament will be in Buenos Aires, and registrations are due this month so check it out at http://www.bacup.com/
Word has it, the San Leandro footgolf course is spectacular!! Javi will be updating the blog to keep you posted on developments, so buzz us to carpool!
Name the two U.S. olympians that were expelled from the olympic team in Mexico'68 due to their political protest___________.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos (of Cuban origin and alum' from San Jose State University). Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. The pair both wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck. Smith said he had raised his right
fist to represent black power in America, while Carlos raised his left fist to represent black unity. Together they formed an arch of unity and power. That evening, the silver medallist in the 200m event, Peter Norman of Australia, who was white, wore an OPHR badge in support of Smith and Carlos' protest. But two
days later the two athletes were suspended from their national team, expelled from the Olympic village and sent home to America. Many felt they had violated the Olympic spirit by drawing politics into the games.On their return both men were welcomed as heroes by the African-American community but others regarded
them as trouble-makers. Both received death threats.Thirty years after their protest, the two men, who went on to become high school athletics coaches, were honoured for their part in furthering the civil rights movement in America.
y abrazos por siempre!