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Tommie Smith to Sell Gold Medal From 1968 Protest in Mexico City

Tommie Smith, an Olympic track and field champion, is auctioning the gold medal he wore at the 1968 Mexico City Games when he and American teammate John Carlos lifted gloved fists in a racial protest.

The medal and the red Puma cleats that Smith wore during the race are being sold online by New York-based M.I.T. Memorabilia, curator Gary Zimet said. The auction for the medal and shoes opened yesterday at $250,000 and will conclude Nov. 4.