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What are Olympic medals made of?


What metals are Olympic medals made of? Are gold medals really made of solid gold?
Mike, Guildford


** Definitive **
Name: Brian, Harrow
Qualification: Heard it from the man who minted the medals
Answer: The London 2012 gold medals will contain only one-eighth gold. The silver medal will be 100% silver and therefore worth far more in real-terms than the gold medal.