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Jesse Owens: 10 quotes for his birthday

10 quotes from the Olympic athlete on what would have been his 99th birthday.

- Ross AtkinStaff Writer


2. Competitiveness

"If you don't try to win, you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's backyard.”

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