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Olympic Gold Medal Makes History Again

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by Goldman Buyer

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold medal set a record as the highest piece of Olympic memorabilia sold.

Olympic Gold Medal

The medal is considered one of the most important in Olympics history. Owens, a black American track athlete, won this gold medal, along with three others, at the Berlin games in 1936. During a time of Nazi power, this was a big triumph for Owens.

 

The medal was sold Dec. 8 to billionaire investor and Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle for $1,466,574. He plans to use it for an educational tour of historic pieces.

 

Courtesy of CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/08/us/jesse-owens-medal/

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