More Than 100 Defective Rio Olympics Medals Returned
More than 100 medals won at the Rio Olympics have been returned to organisers because they have rusted or developed black spots on them, the games' spokesman said on Friday.
Sao Paolo: More than 100 medals won at the Rio Olympics have been returned to organisers because they have rusted or developed black spots on them, the games' spokesman said on Friday.
At least 130 medals, mostly bronze and including some from the Paralympics, are being fixed by the Brazilian Mint who made them for last year's event, Mario Andrada told Reuters.
"The second thing is that a small few, about 10, had problems with the extreme cold."
Andrada said the first problems came to light in October but called them "completely normal."
The Brazilian Mint would fix any defects and return them, he added.
A total of 2,488 medals were produced for the Olympics and hundreds more for the Paralympics. The silver and bronze medals were produced using 30 percent recycled materials.
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