Klitschko speaks out on why he sold his Olympic Boxing Gold Medal
Klitschko speaks out on why he sold his Olympic Boxing Gold Medal
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (July 26, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
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Wladimir Klitschko
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing. - With the Olympic starting today, countless athletes are competing with the ultimate goal of winning a gold medal for their country.  In 1996, Wladimir Klitschko achieved that goal and won a Gold in Boxing for his country, Ukraine.  Although the medal meant a lot to Klitschko, he has since sold it for $1 million dollars.

In March of this year, Klitschko sold his medal. Recently quoted on CNN, Klitschko discussed why he sold his medal.

Wladimir Klitschko stated: "I did sell the medal in March and 100% of the funds, which is $1 million, went to the Klitschko Brothers Foundation... we care about education and sport, that is the key in any children's life."

Wladimir added: "If they have knowledge they can succeed with that in their adult life and sport gives them the rules... how to respect your opponent, how to respect the rules."

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