The Olympic Water Cooler: Olympic Facts We Should All Know
Welcome to the 22nd Winter Olympics -- February 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Let's have fun with some trivia about the games.
Did you know Olympic gold medals are mostly made of silver? “Despite the popular belief that the gold medal is composed of pure gold, this hasn’t been the case since the 1912 Olympics,” reveal the folks at Athlon Sports. “Today’s Olympic gold medal is made almost entirely from silver with approximately 6 grams of gold to meet the standard laid out in the Olympic Charter.” With gold selling at $1,571 an ounce, an Olympic medal made of pure gold from the London summer games would have cost upwards of $20,000.
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