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Olympian auctions shoulder to sponsor

Updated: January 18, 2012, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

How much is a spot on an Olympian's shoulder worth?

Nick Symmonds put his skin on the eBay auction site, offering to wear a temporary tattoo with the name of the highest bidder as he competes for a spot on the U.S. team for the London Games this summer.

The stunt wasn't so much to make money as it was to make a point. Symmonds, a four-time U.S. outdoor champion in the 800 meters, is a vocal critic of what he says are the "antiquated" sponsorship rules of track and field's international ...

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