Final Note

How much is that Olympic medal worth?

Kai Ryssdal Jul 31, 2012
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Final Note

How much is that Olympic medal worth?

Kai Ryssdal Jul 31, 2012
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This final note today, catching up to where we started, that way modern life has of sucking all the fun out of a once-every-four-years global celebration of sport.

The sports blog Deadspin took its turn today, cross-referencing current prices on precious metals exchanges with Olympic hardware. Gold medals, it turns out, are mostly silver with a gilded layer on top. Street value about $644; silver medals are about $330. Bronze — mostly zinc and tin — worth $5.

Or, if you look at it the right way: Priceless.

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