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U.S. shot put silver medalist Adam Nelson was lacking sponsors and struggling to make ends meet after the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece, so he got creative. Nelson decided to sell himself on eBay. According to The Washington Post, he offered "what amounts to a short-term sponsorship…promising the winning bidder that he will wear its company logo for one month and will make one appearance on the company's behalf."

The auction worked! Nelson launched a $12,000 deal with MedivoxRX Technologies to advertise Rex, The Talking Bottle, an aid for senior citizens and blind people who have trouble reading medicine labels.

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