The Berlin Olympics of 1936 was Hitler’s chance to show the world the “new” Germany. He toned down his political rhetoric during the Games; all anti-Jewish graffiti was painted over and propaganda signs removed. Hitler even declared that foreign visitors would not be subject to the country’s strict anti-homosexual laws. However, Hitler did ban Jews and non-Europeans from the German Olympic team.
Many countries considered boycotting the Games in protest against Nazism, however Spain was the only country that actually did.