Andrea Beier

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Olympic Medals, Flies & Popcorn

Curt in Andover asked: How much gold is in the Olympic gold medal? The gold in London is almost all silver. The International Olympic Committee requires there to be at least 6 grams of gold in a gold medal. The London medals are enormous. So they’re only 1.34 percent gold, 6 percent copper, almost 93 percent silver.

08/10/2012

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