On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Commissioned by
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, American, 1991 - 1997
Designed by
Cassioli, Giuseppe, Italian, 1865 - 1942
Malcolm Grear Designers, American, founded 1960
Manufactured by
Reed & Barton, American, founded 1824
silver, gold, ribbon
With Ribbon: 19 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. (50.5 x 7 x 1.3 cm)
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. To her left the words [XXVI / OLYMPIAD / ATLANTA 1996] appear in relief. The five interlocking Olympic rings appear between [OLYMPIAD] and [ATLANTA]. The reverse features a running human figure at the bottom of the disc, with leaf patterns extending up and curving around the medal. Above the figure is the official torch emblem of the 1996 Summery Olympics, below which reads [100 / Atlanta 1996]. Type circling the medal's border reads [CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC GAMES]. Etched into the rim of the medal are the words [MEN'S LONG JUMP]. A bar extends out of the top of the medal, through which the ribbon has been looped. The ribbon is dark green, trimmed with gold and decorated with a leaf pattern. Embroidered at the top of the ribbon are the words [Atlanta 1996] and the Olympic torch emblem.
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Awards and Medals
Track and field
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. Permission required for use.
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