According to reports on the internet, the contents of an Olympic Silver Medal are the same as with an Olympic Gold Medal, 92.5 percent pure silver. The Gold Medal is covered by at least 6 grams of gold, according to the Olympic Charter. Some Olympic hosts make the medals larger or smaller according to their respective preferences...but the content must still follow the Charter.
The medal is silver with a 6 gram coating of gold.
The gold medal is 92.5% silver plated with 6 grammes of gold.
The 2014 Olympic silver medal is slightly heavier compared to the gold medal. It has 525 grams of silver with a 960 hallmark.
6g of gold is used as plate, the medal is 92.5% silver.
1%. Believe it or not, an Olympic gold medal is only 1.34% gold. It's actually mostly made of silver.
6 grammes of gold, the medal is nearly all silver (92.5%).
pure gold with 6 grams of silver plating
An Olympic Gold medal is worth 25,000 U.S. Dollars
The Olympic medals are designed especially for each individual Olympic Games by the host city's organizing committee. Each medal must be at least three millimeters thick and 60 millimeters in diameter. Also, the gold and silver Olympic medals must be made out of 92.5 percent silver, with the gold medal covered in six grams of gold.
Modern Olympic "gold" medals are actually mainly silver, plated with gold. Each medal contains at least 6 grams of gold.
Actually, according to statistics, an Olympic "Gold Medal" is actually 90% silver... just another fact.
I am not so sure about silver medals, however, a gold medal is worth US$220.
A gold medal is really mostly silver. It consists of just over one percent actual gold and is worth about $644.00. (ksdk.com)
Gold Olympic medals are real gold, but they are not all gold. They are usually just coated with gold. The rest of the medal is usually silver. There are standards as to how much gold is actually on the gold medals.
The US Olympic committee pays $25,000.00 to gold medal winners.
According to the Olympic Charter, there must be 6 grams of pure gold. Gold medals only contain 1.34% gold. 92.5% of a gold medal is actually silver while the rest is copper. The silver medal itself is also 92.5% silver, but it has no gold (obviously). Bronze medals are 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.
They receive no money from the Olympics. However a win will certainly lead to some sort of endorsement deal with advertisers. The only consideration they receive is the medal. If you consider the value of the gold medal as "payment", it is worth something, but not much. The gold medal is not solid gold. The value of a gold medal, made according to Olympic Charter specifications, which contains 6 grams of gold with the rest being silver is about 500 to 600 US dollars depending on the market prices of gold and silver.
This depends on what, if any, bonus the athlete's national Olympic committee pays out. For the USA, the USOC pays athletes $25,000 per gold medal, $15,000 per silver and $10,000 per bronze.
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The olympic medals are not solid gold, silver or copper. Each medal is about 70 mm in diameter and 6 mm thick. The medal weighs about 150 grams. Only 6 grams of it is gold.
An Olympic gold medal is worth about $500-$600 dollars each and depends on the price of gold at the time. Each gold medal has 525 grams of silver and about 6 grams of gold. The gold medals for Sochi 2014 Olympics are worth approximately $566.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gold Olympic medals are not made of solid gold, they are plated. Their value would be as medals from a particular games/athlete, ie a collectors value. This would therefore vary for each particular medal depending on its provenance.