Are Olympic medals really made of gold?

Answer According to CNBC, Olympic gold medals contain just 7.5 percent gold, or six grams. The price of gold makes casting the medals entirely out of gold cost prohibitive. Iin 2010 those six grams of gol... Read More »

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Are the Olympic medals really gold, silver& bronze?

Olympic medals must contain some gold, silver and copper, but are also made with other materials. The composition is decided by the host country's organization. The Olympics in Vancouver included 4... Read More »

Who is the only javelin thrower in Olympic history to win three gold medals& four total medals?

Jan Zelezny is the only javelin thrower to win three gold medals and four total medals. The Czech Republic athlete took silver at the Seoul games in 1988, and gold in Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in ... Read More »

In what year did they stop making the Olympic gold medals out of pure gold?

According to, the final medals made entirely of gold were presented in 1912. Gold medals of today are 92.5 percent silver with an accompaniment of gold plating. Medals from the 2010 W... Read More »

Are the Olympic gold medals solid gold or plated?

Today's Olympic gold medals are not solid gold, they are now gold plated. The last true solid gold medal was made in 1912 for the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Gold medals are made with 550g ... Read More »