1924 Paris Summer Olympics Gold Medal Awarded to Member of Uruguayan Football/Soccer Team....
1924 Paris Summer Olympics Gold Medal Awarded to Member of Uruguayan Football/Soccer Team. Consigned by a Uruguayan national and making its first appearance in the collecting hobby is this symbol of amateur sports' highest achievement, an Olympic Gold Medal earned by Fermin Uriarte as a member of the Uraguayan football team. Over forty-one thousand spectators crowded the Stade Olympique to watch the final match between Uruguay and Switzerland, but the former proved the dominant force, as they had throughout the tournament, earning a three to nothing victory and the Medal presented here. Obverse presents two athletes in a show of sportsmanship, with the Olympic rings below. Verso announces "VIIIeme Olympiade Paris 1924" beneath an assortment of sporting paraphernalia. The first Paris Gold to reach the auction block of a major sports collectibles auctioneer in the twenty-first century.
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