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5 iconic Olympic moments of Muhammad Ali

Tanuj Kar
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2) 1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Muhammad Ali carries the Olympic torch for a kilometer in his hometown Louisville in Kentucky during the 1984 relay (Image: AP)

    Three years into his retirement, 1984 happened to be the year that threw off the dynamics of Ali’s life forever. In the latter half, he got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which had already started impeding his muscular as well as vocal abilities dreadfully.

    Still, when the Olympic torch in transit reached his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, The People’s Champion turned up in all his charisma to run a one-kilometer stretch of the relay ahead of the Games to be held Los Angeles, USA.

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