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Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Received by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Commissioned by:
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, American, 1978 - 1984  Search this
Designed by:
Giuseppe Cassioli, Italian, 1865 - 1942  Search this
Dugald Stermer, American, 1936 - 2011  Search this
Manufactured by:
Jostens, American, founded 1897  Search this
silver, gold, ribbon
With Ribbon: 19 1/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (48.4 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm)
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
An Olympic gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal is molded with figures in relief on the obverse and reverse. The obverse side features a seated woman, representing Lady Victory, dressed in a flowing robe and holding a palm frond in her left hand and a winner's crown of leaves above her head. A coliseum is visible behind her. To her left the words [XXIII / OLYMPIAD / LOS ANGELES / 1984] appear in relief. The reverse features a male figure reaching out while hoisted on the shoulders of other men with a stadium visible in the background. The rim of the medal is stamped with the words [ATHLETICS 200 METERS MEN] on its proper left side. The medal is attached by a chain link to a loop of ribbon with two broad striped of turquoise and pink, divided by a thin orange stripe, which is sewn at the top.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© International Olympic Committee
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture