Posted by: PPHR | December 1, 2009

Winter Games Countdown: 74 Days to Go!!

Official Olympic Medal rules

Ever wonder about those medals? Concrete regulations for the development of medals were first established in 1978. According to the Olympic Charter, the prize medals must be at least 60 millimeters in diameter and three millimeters thick. The gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver, and the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold. The medals must bear the name of the sport concerned, attached in a removable fashion to a chain or ribbon, which may be hung around the neck of a competitor.

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