Searching for Gold

Like other past Olympic stars, local gold medal winners often have trouble keeping track of them

Jones' generosity is not the only Olympian gesture on record. Over the course of four Olympic Games, Houston's Carl Lewis collected an amazing nine gold medals in the sprints, long jump, and relays. However, only eight of them are being kept in a bank vault. In 1987, at the funeral of his father, William, who had died of cancer, Lewis quietly slipped the first gold he'd earned--by winning the 100-meter dash in Los Angeles--into the casket.

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