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Beyond the Border

The creation of the organization was spearheaded by former Olympic long jumper Dr. Phil Shinnick and included former Olympic, ex-professional and recreational athletes who were opposed to the boycott and "politicizing" of the Olympic games. These athletes were deeply concerned about the increasing tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, and were willing to take a stand.

Nicaragua Delegation on the Bus

Delegation Reading On the Bus

Athletes United for Peace delegation reading Heartland Journal on tour bus, Baseball Peace Tour, Nicaragua 1987

Goodwill Baseball Tour

Athletes United for Peace in Nicaragua
The late world class marathoner Rick Sayre and long jumper Olympian Phil Shinnick at a school in Managua, Nicaragua, with former pro football player Sherman White (not shown in this pic) Athletes United for Peace Goodwill Baseball Tour, 1987
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Image: Pictures from the Long Haul | Michael Gaylord James

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