** FILE ** In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, extending gloved hands skyward, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos, right, stare downward during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze in the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Smith has put his gold medal for the 200 meters and spikes up for auction at New York-based M.I.T. Memorabilia. The bid starts at $250,000, and the sale is scheduled to close Nov. 4. (AP Photo/File)