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Jesse Owens Medal Sold to Billionaire Burkle for $1.5 Million

Billionaire investor Ron Burkle bought a gold medal won by U.S. sprinter Jesse Owens for $1.47 million at auction, a record for an item of Olympic Games memorabilia.

Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 games in Berlin, infuriating Nazis and their leader Adolf Hitler.