a fact usually, and conveniently , left out in the "infamous" depiction of this event:
"Ironically, Owens’s tiny room – No 5, in block 39 – is so far the only athlete’s room that has been renovated. It’s a simple space that reflects the modesty of the humble man who stayed there –
a man who, paradoxically, enjoyed more freedom in Nazi Germany at that time than he did in his segregated U.S. homeland."
but...but...wait a minute...golly...gosh...jeepers...oh my god...or, omg...
we were the land of the free, home of the brave, cradle of liberty, and they were the evil fascist genocidal nazi racist monster killer maniacs from hell !
the copy editor who let that one through may be looking for a job...