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Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Daley Thompson Decathlon Athlete wearing tshirt with

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games
Daley Thompson Decathlon Athlete wearing tshirt with the slogan " is the worlds 2nd greatest athlete gay?"
The 25-year-old Londoner won his second successive Olympic gold medal for the decathlon in the Los Angeles Coliseum. He then donned a T-shirt which said Thanks America for a good games and a great time on the front and on the back But what about the TV coverage?.
The next stop was a press conference where he unzipped his GB tracksuit to reveal another T-shirt, which read: Is the worlds second greatest athlete gay? a reference to rumours about the alleged and denied sexual preferences of Carl Lewis, the American track star.
Asked who was the second greatest athlete in the world, he replied that he may be Lewis or Jurgen Hingsen, second in the Decathlon

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This print captures the essence of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, specifically highlighting Daley Thompson, a remarkable decathlon athlete. At just 25 years old, this Londoner secured his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the prestigious event held at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum. However, it was not only his athletic prowess that made headlines on that memorable day. Daley Thompson's fashion statement became a topic of conversation as he proudly sported a t-shirt with an intriguing slogan. The front read "Thanks America for a good games and a great time" expressing gratitude for the incredible experience. But it was on the back where things got interesting: "But what about the TV coverage?". This cheeky remark shed light on his thoughts regarding media representation during these historic games. During a subsequent press conference, Thompson took another bold step by unzipping his GB tracksuit to reveal yet another thought-provoking t-shirt. It boldly asked, "Is the world's second greatest athlete gay?". This provocative question alluded to rumors surrounding Carl Lewis, an American track star who had repeatedly denied any alleged sexual preferences. Thompson's playful sense of humor and willingness to challenge societal norms added an extra layer of intrigue to this already exceptional sporting achievement. As we look back at this photograph from Memory Lane Prints, we are reminded not only of Thompson's athletic brilliance but also his ability to use fashion as a means of sparking important conversations within sports culture.

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