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Indigenous athletes set to shine in the Olympics

Nations sending Native athletes to Tokyo include New Zealand, Australia, Canada, U.S.

 

Jim Thorpe, Sac and Fox, was the first Indigenous person to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, taking wins in pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He is shown here running in Stockholm, Sweden, during Olympic track practice. Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society.

By Dan Ninham. Special to Indian Country Today. Reprinted with permission.

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