27 July 2012

This is an Olympic 1% gold medal


The 2012 "gold medal" is 92.5% silver, 6.16% copper and 1.34% gold. 

Details at BoingBoing.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks. I was wondering about that and also about the design, but have been too occupied with other things to go search for myself. (second attempt at posting comment; first one had half of sentence missing)

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  2. This would make them sterling silver with a gold plating on them. Ironic!

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  3. The medals have had a fixed amount of gold for some time, but the percentage has fallen because of the addition of other metals. I think what this reflects is the desire of the marketers of the Olympics to make the medals big for television and stadium audience.

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  4. And yet they could afford 660,000 for that horrible logo?

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  5. Anyone have trouble searching for 'xxx olimpiad' with their safe search settings turned on?

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