Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found Along Atlanta Road Olympian Joe Jacobi never thought he'd see his stolen gold medal again. Chloe Smith, 6, and her dad were taking a walk in Atlanta, and eagle-eyed Chloe found the medal on the side of the road.
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Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found Along Atlanta Road

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Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found Along Atlanta Road

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Olympian Joe Jacobi never thought he'd see his stolen gold medal again. Chloe Smith, 6, and her dad were taking a walk in Atlanta, and eagle-eyed Chloe found the medal on the side of the road.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Olympian Joe Jacobi never thought he'd see his gold medal ever again. It was stolen out of his car weeks ago. Fast forward a few days, 6-year-old Chloe Smith and her dad were taking a walk in Atlanta. And eagle-eyed Chloe found the metal on the side of the road. Yesterday, Jacobi traveled to Atlanta from his Tennessee home to thank Chloe with a $500 reward. So next time your kid finds a shiny treasure on the side of the road, look twice. It may be as close to Olympic glory as you'll get. It's MORNING EDITION.

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