What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Sports

Hint: The gold medal is that gold.
There are 25 comments:
Male 4,793
" Common sense dictates it`s not really going to be solid gold. "

It used to be.
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Male 5,811
Copper has to be worth more than that...
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Male 636
The point of the medals is 1st, 2nd and 3rd place... Nothing more...

They`re not winning to collect gold bullion fools...

And Fancy must just stay drunk 24/7 and just not give a fudge about his content...

Or he just doesn`t give a fuc period...
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Male 884
I can just see some of those gymnasts collapsing under a 24 carat gold medal
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Male 1,243
Common sense dictates it`s not really going to be solid gold.
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Male 650
what kind of hint was that anyways? "the gold medal is that gold." I don`t even understand what that means.
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Male 14,774
I thought the medallists were going to get taxed on the medals?
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Female 6,381
"...glisters..."??
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Male 1,674
"How much would it actually cost to do the real deal?"

I pure gold medal would cost around $21K. In total there were 302 gold medals awarded. If each person on a team sport got a gold, the number would be even greater. In toal that would come out to over 6 Million for the medals alone.
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Male 1,674
" The gold medal is that gold."
ohhh, i thought it was the other one
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Male 678
@BostonKaiser

Hey, don`t blame the cannabis.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Copper+tin=Bronze though..?[/quote]

Usually. "bronze" isn`t a precisely defined term. It`s almost any alloy that`s mostly copper. Copper and Arsenic may well have been the first bronze. Tin was the classic addition because it was the best available in the bronze age. The tin content would have been much higher in classical bronze. I`m guessing that the zinc (not available in the bronze age) makes the difference.

This is a total non-issue. Who`s going to win a gold medal in the Olympics and be upset that if they melted it down they`d only get about £450 for the metals?
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Male 4,893
I thought they were made of chocolate wrapped in gold, silver, or bronze foil.
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Male 6,737
Copper+tin=Bronze though..?

And the copper is in the silver for durability so it doesn`t snap like a twig.

And a gold medal made entirely of gold? Come off it!
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Male 1,204
Fancy: Put down the bong when you`re writing captions.
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Male 224
When you consider that just the 1.34% gold looks to have cost an extra 200 pounds you`d be looking at over 10k for a solid gold medal and it`d be as durable as playdough.
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Male 697
I remember reading this very article in the paper a few weeks back, the surprising bit is that bronze is worth £3
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Male 17,512
Silver is more durable, and cheaper, not a surprise to see this info.
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Male 10,845
<gasp>

NO!
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Male 7,123
How much would it actually cost to do the real deal? Maybe slightly smaller, but considering how much the Olympics cost to put on it seems cheap not to put a reasonable amount of gold in there.
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Male 1,252
give me silver over gold anyday.
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Male 2,855
so silver is the best medal
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Female 362
All that glisters? At least the silver and bronze medals are "real."
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Male 914
"The gold medal is that gold"

Why do I keep coming back to a website run by a guy wasted on drugs 24/7?
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Male 19,854
Link: What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of [Pic] [Rate Link] - Hint: The gold medal is that gold.
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