August 19, 2016 in Celebrity Money

See what these 7 Olympic medals sold for at auction

To an Olympic athlete, winning the top medal in their sport represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice.

But fans and collectors who want a piece of the glory pay a high price, too. Gold medals can fetch as much as 6 figures at auction — but those won by track and field star Jesse Owens and boxer Wladimir Klitschko sold for a whopping $1 million or more.

Read on about the athletes whose Olympic medals were traded for cash.

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Gold medal sold for $1,466,574 in 2013.

Event: Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics (track and field)

Gold medal sold for $310,700 in 2010.

Event: Lake Placid, New York, 1980 Winter Olympics (ice hockey)

Gold medal sold for $262,900 in 2014.

Event: Lake Placid, New York, 1980 Winter Olympics (ice hockey)

Gold medal sold for $17,100 in 2005.

Event: Sydney, 2000 Summer Olympics (50-meter freestyle)

Sixteen years later, at age 35, Ervin won gold again in the 50-meter freestyle at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, making him the oldest gold medalist in an individual swimming event.

Gold medal sold for $34,777 in 2016.

Event: Salt Lake City, 2002 Winter Olympics (ice hockey)

Gold medal sold for $101,500 in 2004.

Event: Athens, Greece, 2004 Summer Olympics (200-meter butterfly)

Gold medal sold for $1 million in 2012.

Event: Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics (heavyweight boxing)