Olympic Spirit Award trophy awarded to Carl Lewis

Issued by
United States Olympic Committee, American, founded 1894
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Medium
metal
Dimensions
16 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (42.9 x 16.5 x 10.8 cm)
Type
trophies (prizes)
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1996
Description
Olympic Spirit award, consisting of silver and gold colored metal, awarded to Carl Lewis. The trophy's top has a design resembling a horseshoe shape, with pointed tips. One of the tips is taller and thinner than the other. The base of the trophy is round and cylindrical. The trophy is supported at its center by a gold toned cylindrical piece. The plaque on the front of the trophy is shallowly etched and is very worn and tarnished.
Topic
African American
Athletes
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
2013.126.8
Restrictions & Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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