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What are Olympic medals made of?


Author's Note

I loved writing this article because I had never before suspected how much the medals of the games have varied over the years. How wrong I was! But I don't think not knowing this was totally my fault. As I recall, when watching the Olympics, you generally don't get an up-close look at the medals. But they truly are intricate and beautiful. Also, I want one now. Too bad I'm pretty lousy at sports ...

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