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Apology offered to Peter Norman

Updated: August 20, 2012, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia -- An American athlete who took part in a controversial black-power salute at the 1968 Olympics says an Australian parliamentary apology to silver medalist Peter Norman might have come too late.

On Monday night, federal lawmakers in Canberra praised the "heroism and humility" of the late Australian sprinter for standing in solidarity with gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos on the podium following the 200-meter race at Mexico City. Norman was later ...

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