Are olympic gold medals made up of real gold?



Does the world famous olympic games gives their winners gold medals made up of real gold? As each one of us know that it is one of the worlds biggest games and can never get a doubt that whether the medals are really made up of gold? But as a dark truth that each gold medal is only partially gold.

                                A gold medal is made up of 92.5 percent silver, and it is plated with only 6 grams of gold. Basically, a gold medal is just a silver medal with a gold shell. If the entire medal was made of gold it would be valued at nearly $22,000, which is why 1912 was the last time all-gold medals were awarded.

                                  With that in mind, the value of melting down a gold medal won at the PyeongChang Games would be about $577. Silver medals, which are solid, would be worth about $320, while a bronze medal—which is made of a copper alloy—is worth only $3.50.

Above this a medallist always remains a winner. When ever a winner looks at his/her medal, his pride can be felt in his/her eyes. A medallist can cherish each moment of their win.  The motto of olympics in Latin is "Citius, Altius, Fortius"-which translates in English as "Swifter, Higher, Stronger", so the athletics without giving a thought will move forward with zeal and enthusiasm. They move forward as faster as they can to reach higher levels with an unshakable confidence.

Since gold is a fairly soft metal, athletes could leave actual bite marks behind to prove it was real. But now they only pretend to take bite from their hard-won gold medal hanging around their neck.

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