Here’s a little bit of belated Olympic news. Nike outfitted athletes with a special edition gold-plated version of their Nike+ SportWatch – which features all the regular SportWatch features including an LCD display, TomTom-powered GPS functionality, pace and time monitoring tools, pedometer distance tracking and heart rate monitoring info – but also includes 18 carat gold decoration and pure white framework.

This watch was worn by US athletes on the London 2012 Olympic gold medal podium. The special editions were also delivered in a box carrying Michael Johnson’s famous quote: “They don’t give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody.”

The 18 carat gold version was only offered to gold medal athletes, however a ‘gold look’ consumer version is available through select Nike retailers. Happy hunting.

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