Cool Olympic Picture of the Day: The London 2012 Olympic Medals!

Some info from the website offthebench.nbcsports.com/2011/07/28/london-unveils-new-olympic-medals/

At 400 grams, 85 millimeters in diameter and seven millimeters thick, it is the heaviest Olympic medal ever.

The rear of the London medals show the controversial 2012 Games logo over a ribbon representing the River Thames through the middle of London, and a pick-up sticks geometric figure that officials say represents the energy of athletes and a sense of pulling together.

But now, the sordid underbelly of this story:

Gold medallists might be a little disappointed, however, to discover that their medals are actually 92.5 percent silver and contain just 1.34 percent gold, extracted from Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Copper Mine near Salt Lake City.

What do you think of the medals? Like them?

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