Skip to comments.Over 100 2016 Olympic Medals Returned Due to Rust, Black Spots
Posted on 05/25/2017 3:49:50 PM PDT by Libloather
2016 communications director Mario Andrada revealed the reasoning behind the medal problems.
"The most common issue is that they were dropped or mishandled and the varnish has come off and they've rusted or gone black in the spot where they were damaged," he said. "The second thing is that a small few, about 10, had problems with the extreme cold."
Andrada also called the issues "completely normal."
(Excerpt) Read more at bleacherreport.com ...
Worth their weight in cheap pot metal.
I guess those athletes would have had better medals out of a box of Cracker Jacks.
“Andrada also called the issues “completely normal.”
40 years ago, someone would have said those medals must have been ‘Made In Japan’. Now, that would be a high compliment.
All that rusty gold needs replating.
“2016 communications director Mario Andrada revealed the reasoning behind the medal problems”
No worries. It’s not like these mean anything anymore. Capisci.
Real gold doesn’t rust, no matter what you do to it.
Must be chinese gold (gold plated iron)
Weren’t the Brazilians part of the BRIC’s that about ten years ago our elites tried to convince us were going to rule the world?
They can’t even get simply tokens right.
And let’s see...it’s 2017 and weren’t the Chicoms supposed to have the largest economy about a year ago?
The elites are useless. Time to start reeducating them by putting them in camps and teaching them useful and productive skills. Lte them get their hands dirty, that sort of thing.
Take it from the rest of us, manual labor is very ennobling.
Gold doesn’t discolor.
“Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold.
Olympic Silver medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver.
Olympic Bronze medals are bronze, which is an alloy of copper with tin and zinc.
All Olympic medals must be at least 60mm in diameter and 3mm thick.”
Damage to the lacquer would allow spotted as opposed to complete tarnish to develop. the problem is silver tarnish
Second place (the "Silver" medal): .925 silver.
Third place (the "Bronze" medal): It is mostly copper with some tin and zinc; the metal value was about US$3 in 2010.
The last series of Olympic medals to be made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
Use plastic and be done with it..........
Olympics are the sleaziest scam on Earth.
Andrada also called the issues “completely normal.”
So... how many medals from former Olympics had the same problem?
like the new penny and every other coin now produced. I thought they got real gold silver and bronze.
yep, now that Ringling brothers are gone.
I stopped caring about or watching the Olympics when the 1992 “Dream Team” invalidated everything for which the United States had stood since disgracing Jim Thorpe.
Didn’t they have to pay a huge tax for the privilege of winning such an expensive metal?
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