Over 100 2016 Olympic Medals Returned Due to Rust, Black Spots
5 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report
Over 100 medals won during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been returned to the Brazilian Mint because of rusting and the development of black spots.
On Friday, Andrew Downie of Reuters reported at least 130 medals have been returned, most of them bronze and some from the Paralympics. The Brazilian Mint is repairing the medals and will then get them back to the winning athletes.
Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada revealed the reasoning behind the medal problems:
"The most common issue is that they were dropped or mishandled and the varnish has come off and...
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130 Rio Olympic gold medals returned due to ‘rust' and ‘black' blemishes
5 monthes ago - By RT
Gold medals awarded to athletes at the Rio Olympic Games have been sent back to their makers due to the metal badges of honor developing rust and seemingly unsightly blemishes.
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