A Historic Olympic Gold Medal Hits the Auction Block

One of Owens’ gold medals will be sold at an online auction this week. According to SCP Auctions, the sale’s broker, the medal is the real deal. After the 1936 Games, Owens gave the medal to movie star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and the medal came from the estate of Robinson’s widow. It’s not known for which even Owens won the medal, and the whereabouts of the other three medals are unknown.

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