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Six-pound Sochi Olympic gold coin sold for $232,000

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An unnamed person spent $232,000 on a gold coin with a monetary value of $785 on Friday.

But this isn’t any gold coin. It’s a whopping 6.6-pound coin with Sochi Olympic designs on it. It is the heaviest and most expensive coin out of a commemorative series of Sochi Olympic coins, according to RIA Novosti.

Earlier this week, the Russian Central Bank announced it will issue a commemorative coin for the Sochi Olympic torch relay on Oct. 30 in a currently unused denomination of 25 rubles (or $0.78), according to R-Sport.

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Ryan Lochte to be summoned to criminal hearing in Rio, NBC News reports

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Ryan Lochte will be summoned to attend a criminal hearing in Brazil regarding his Rio de Janeiro gas station incident from Aug. 14, according to NBC News.

“A formal summons is expected to be sent to the U.S. asking for help in bringing Lochte to Brazil. If Lochte does not show up, the process, we’re told, will continue, where he could be charged by the public prosecutor and likely convicted in Brazil,” was reported on MSNBC on Thursday.

Lochte has said he “over-exaggerated” his original story that a gun was pointed at his head during a robbery at a gas station.

Lochte’s full interview with Matt Lauer that aired during NBC’s Olympic coverage last weekend is here.

MORE: Lochte loses sponsors after gas station incident

Olympian sells silver medal to help boy fighting cancer

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Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski sold the silver medal he won at the Rio Olympics to raise funds for a 3-year-old boy fighting eye cancer.

In an online auction, Polish billionaire siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk bid an amount large enough to cover 3-year-old Olek Szymanski‘s treatment for retinoblastoma in New York, according to Malachowski’s Facebook page and media reports.

Malachowski’s gesture is reminiscent of Polish swimmer Otylia Jędrzejczak, who sold her gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics to raise money to help children with leukemia.

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