The International Olympic Committee bans South Africa from the Tokyo Olympics

August 18

On August 18, 1964, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision to ban South Africa from the Tokyo Olympics.

The decision was made due to South Africa’s history of racial apartheid.


Sources

Find Out Why South Africa Was Barred From the Olympics for 32 Years

South African Teams Expelled From All Olympic Competition

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