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In the Olympics are the gold medals really gold?

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August 15, 2008 8:14PM

Not really. Though they were solid gold until 1912, after which they were made of gilded silver, though nowadays plated silver. However, every gold medal must contain at least 6 grams of pure gold. (Source: http://en.beijing2008.cn/67/83/article214028367.shtml)