Historic Olympic medal up for auction
December 3 , 2013
The only known Jesse Owens gold medal is now up for auction. It's not known as to which one of Owen's 1936 wins this medal is attached to but the precious one is still the closest tie to his 100-meter dash at the Berlin Games arranged by Adolf Hitler.
According to the AP, SCP Auctions believes the medal could grab over $1M. The auction is expected to close on Saturday and the bid at present is $172,618.
Owen's daughter mentioned that they hope the medal is purchased by an institution, which will provide the public access to it.