Frequent question: What happened to Muhammad Ali Olympic medal?

Was Muhammad Ali stripped of his Olympic medal?

Vietnam War

However, he was stripped of his title in 1967, when he refused to be drafted into the US army, citing religious and personal beliefs.

What happened to the gold medal won by boxer Cassius Clay later known as Muhammad Ali in the 1960 Rome Olympics?

Shortly after winning the Olympic gold medal for light heavyweight boxing, Ali was refused service at a downtown Louisville, Kentucky diner due to his race. Ali claims he left the diner, walked across a bridge, and flung his gold medal into the Ohio River.

Did Ali go to jail?

On April 28, 1967, with the United States at war in Vietnam, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, saying “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.

Why was Ali stripped of his title and kept out of boxing?

On April 28, 1967, a 25-year-old Ali denied his call for military service while citing religious reasons. As punishment, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, stripped of his heavyweight title, suspended from boxing, sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000.

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