A John Carlos appearance in the 1986 Olympics helped him to the bronze medal in the 200 meter event. However, the following year was perhaps his greatest year in track and field, as he equaled the world 100-yard record of 9.1, won the AAU 220-yard run, and led his college team to its first NCAA championship. A John Carlos appearance also earned him gold in the 200 meters at the 1967 Pan American games, while also setting indoor world records in the 60-yard dash and 220-yard dash.
John Carlos also tried professional football after his track career, joining the Philadelphia Eagles, but an injury cut short his NFL aspirations. Carlos went on to the Canadian Football League where he played one season for the Montreal Alouettes and another for the Toronto Argonauts.
In 2003, Carlos was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
**John Carlos Speaker**
Among the many John Carlos speaker topics is his participation as a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, as a school counselor and supervisor, and as a track and field coach. Other John Carlos speaker topics include working for Puma, the US Olympic Committee, and the 1984 Summer Olympics Organizing Committee.
**John Carlos Appearance**
In April 2008, there was a John Carlos appearance as torch-bearer for the Human Rights Torch, which focuses attention on China’s human rights record.
**John Carlos Endorsement**
Upon being awarded his medal, Carlos and fellow American Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists and wore black socks with no shoes to represent black poverty in America. Although they got suspended for this, many were awed by their bravery, and so they were given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. This historic gesture made by an Olympian shows that a John Carlos endorsement can help promote companies that value courage and bravery.
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