Tommie Smith Selling Gold Medal And Shoes, But Not The Black Glove That Made Him Famous


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Tommie Smith, author of one of the most famous moments in sports history, has put his red Puma running shoes and Olympic gold medal up for auction, with a starting bid set at $250,000. To see the auction click here >

While accepting his gold medal for the 200 meter race at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Smith and bronze-medalist John Carlos bowed their heads and thrust black glove-covered hands into the air, as a symbol of Black Power. 

The glove isn’t included in the deal because Smith apparently has no idea where it is.

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