Featured above, from the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, is a 1988 Olympic Gold Medal, (61.3mm). In 1988, the Most Elite 8,465 Athletes in the World met at Seoul, Korea. Happily, the Large-Scale Political Boycotts of both the 1980 Moscow and the 1984 Los Angeles Games did not reoccur at Seoul.
"FLO-JO" - A MAGNIFICIENT ATHLETE
WITH STUNNING GOOD LOOKS AND A PERSONALITY TO MATCH
Despite all the Multiple Magnificent Performances their were Absolutely No other Elite Athletes stood out Like "Flo-Jo". The Supreme Sprinter - Florence "Flo-Jo" Griffith-Joyner (USA) - Won 3 Gold Medals plus a Silver. She absolutely captured the media and the publics attention. "Flo-Jo" was able to do this, not only through her Athletic Performances but also by her ever engaging Charisma - coupled with her Striking Beauty and outgoing personality.
"FLO-JO" - ALONE ON THE OLYMPIC TRACK
IN A MOMENT OF PRAYERFUL VICTORY
Unfortunately, some Olympiads have their share of unfortunate happenings. Let us call them the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Specifically, the Gold Medalist Champion Ben Johnson, of Canada, tested Positive for Stanozolol after his World Record, Gold Medal-Winning Performance in the 100 Meters - to become the Fastest Man Alive. Johnson initially denied knowingly using Steroids, but he later admitted it during a Canadian Government Inquiry. After serving a Suspension and being Stripped of his Gold Medal and World Record, Johnson returned to racing. However, some people don't always learn a lesson. In 1993, Ben Johnson earned a Lifetime Suspension Ban from all racing after testing Positive for Testosterone Doping.
Ben Johnson - The Good - The Bad - The Ugly!
BEN JOHNSON - THE GOOD - THE BAD - THE UGLY!
For the past 20 years or so, this Gold Medal - as well as other Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, have been a part of The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. Some of the winners medals, in this well known collection, are now being shared with other collectors of note.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010