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What are Olympic medals actually made out of?
For the Olympics, gold medals are awarded to the first place, silver to the second, and bronze to the third. But are these medals actually made out of the mineral that they are named after? The gold and silver medals are both made of silver.
Are there any gold medals that are really gold?
Although the Olympic gold medal is more silver than gold, there are gold medals that are really gold, such as the Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Prize Medal.
What is the color of the Olympic gold medal?
Currently, Olympic gold medals are silver with a solid gold plate on top. Although the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in each host nation gets to decide the composition of the medals, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has set minimum standards for the gold medals.
When were the last Olympic gold medals made of pure gold?
The 1912 Games of the V Olympiad in Stockholm Sweden were the last Olympics to use pure gold for the gold medals. Currently, Olympic gold medals are silver with a solid gold plate on top.