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  1. Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens was a track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Owens, a standout at The Ohio State University, won eight individual NCAA championships with the Buckeyes. Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter awarded Owens with the Medal of Freed...

  2. Jesse Owens gold medal from 1936 Olympics sells for $1.47 million...

    Darren Rovell

    A gold medal awarded to Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin sold for $1,466,574 early Sunday morning, the highest price ever paid for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2013
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  4. Jesse Owens Olympic medal auction 'difficult' to accept, IOC pres...

    It is "difficult" for IOC President Thomas Bach to accept that a gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics will go on auction and possibly be bought by a private collector.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  5. Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens to be sold

    One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  6. Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal goes up for auction

    Darren Rovell

    One of the most famous Olympic medals is hitting the auction block.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  7. BHM: Justin Gatlin

    Gatlin won the Jesse Owens award in 2004 and 2005 as the best in USA Track and Field. Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, U.S. Olympian Justin Gatlin stops by to celebrate Black History Month. Gatlin, @justingatlin, is a five-time Olympic medal...

    Chat | February 22, 2013
  8. Allyson Felix, Ashton Eaton win 2012 Jesse Owens Award from USATF...

    accomplishments that helped him join four-time recipient Allyson Felix as a 2012 Jesse Owens Award winner Monday -- he is convinced he's not nearly as good as he could be.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Aug. 11: Carl Lewis, so golden

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 11, 1984: On this day 28 years ago, the legendary Carl Lewis matched another legendary feat, anchoring Team USA's 4x100 relay (seen above) to win his fourth gold medal of the Los Angeles Games -- the most track and field golds since Jesse Owens ...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  10. The Rap Genius Olympics

    Rembert Browne

    A website exists on the Internet called Rap Genius, and its primary function is to explain the lyrics to hip-hop songs. While the scope of the site has grown in recent months, from blogging, to giving artists verified accounts, to irresponsibly corru...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Aug. 4: An unexpected friendship

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 4, 1936: This month 76 years ago brought the amazing feat of Jesse Owens, who did his best to refute Adolf Hitler's pro-Aryan claims by winning four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. This day 76 years ago brought a special moment in those Game...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. 2012 London Olympics -- Michael Phelps not the greatest Olympian,...

    With 19 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian. But the greatest?

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  13. Mark Spitz talks Michael Phelps, Olympics

    Lynn Hoppes

    This week a panel of 35 ESPN experts ranked the top 30 U.S. Summer Olympic athletes of all time, with swimmer Michael Phelps coming out on top. The rest of the top five were track's Jesse Owens, track's Carl Lewis, swimming's Mark Spitz and track's M...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  14. Sebastian Coe, Sergei Bubka in IAAF Hall of Fame

    Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka are among the 24 inaugural members of the track and field governing body's Hall of Fame, the IAAF said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  15. Olympic champions Michael Johnson, Dan O'Brien to enter inaugural...

    Olympic champions Michael Johnson, Dan O'Brien and Babe Didrikson will be among the 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame being opened by track and field's governing body later this year.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  16. High school runner carries fallen opponent to the finish line

    Doug Binder

    When distance runner Arden McMath collapsed with 20 meters to go in the Ohio girls' 3,200, Meghan Vogel helped McMath to her feet and carried her across the finish line.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  17. Carl Lewis on running, politics, singing

    Lynn Hoppes

    At the age of 13, track legend Carl Lewis met an even bigger track legend, Jesse Owens. Lewis still has a photo of that meeting almost 40 years ago. That day impacted the 50-year-old Lewis, who went on to win nine gold medals in the Olympics and b...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  18. New doc reminds us of Owens' greatness

    Jim Caple

    The Jesse Owens story has been told many times, but in our fleeting, fickle and 140-character era, his tale still deserves to be trending. Fortunately, 'Jesse Owens: American Experience", airing Tuesday night on PBS, is a welcome and engaging remi...

    Blog | April 30, 2012