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Jesse Owens Plaza

Jesse Owens winning four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, right up in Adolf Hitler’s face, is one of the most epic stories in all of sports — and maybe American  history. 

Those medals are symbolized in Curtis Patterson’s bronze sculpture Celebration for a Champion in the plaza in front of Ohio Stadium. The four vertical triangular planes, one for each medal, stretch up into a pyramid. As you walk through each section, you’ll see quotes, milestones, statistics and facts about the track and field star etched into walls.  

While you're there: The Ohio Stadium rotunda is also pretty cool.  

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Stepping onto the Columbus campus for the first time is awe inspiring.

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