The initials “JO”

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The World Athletics championships are coming up fast and I spotted this interesting detail just now …

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American athletes will wear the initials “JO” on their uniforms in honor of iconic hero Jesse Owens, who defied onlooking Adolf Hitler in the same stadium by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

“These World Championships are special,” said USA Track chief executive Doug Logan. “It’s Team USA’s chance to come back strong in the post-Olympic year and it’s an opportunity to honor the incredible legacy of Jesse Owens.

Read full article here.

The Worlds will run from August 15-23 in Berlin.

Watch out for Gary Reed, hot off a Grand Prix of London victory in the 800m.

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