Not all gold medal winners are Olympic athletes. Jonathan L. Fiechter, acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, received the Treasury Medal last week, the second-highest award given by the department.

Described as a "rare and special honor," the gold medal was awarded Aug. 8 in recognition of Mr. Fiechter's "singular accomplishments and leadership" during 24 years with the department. The award could double as a send-off gift: Mr. Fiechter is leaving the OTS Sept. 4 for a job at the World Bank.

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