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Heavy Medal: Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze


The medals awarded at the 2012 Olympic Games are the biggest and most expensive ever produced—collectively fashioned from eight tons of metals mined in Salt Lake City and Mongolia. From their signature design to the symbolic color of the ribbon, here’s everything to know about them.

Photographs by David Sykes for Bloomberg Businessweek
Riseborough is a reporter for Bloomberg News in London.

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