Olympic Gold Medals Are Actually 92.5% Silver.
If Olympic gold medals aren’t gold, then what are
Gold medals these days are not made of solid
gold, they are actually made of silver!
The last Olympic gold medal that was
actually made from gold was awarded in 1912.
The composition and design of the medals is always the
responsibility of the Olympic host city. However, certain
standards must be maintained:
-Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silver.
-Gold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold.
– All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least
60 mm in diameter.