SO WHAT ARE THEY WORTH?
In terms of the raw materials, the value of each of the gold, silver and bronze medals fluctuates with the commodity prices, but in terms of what these medals represent to the athletes, they’re priceless.
Due to the work that athletes put into achieving a medal at the Olympic Games, they’re rarely put up for sale, but when they are, they usually fetch much more than the materials they’re made of. In 2010, an auction house sold the gold medal of 1980 USA Hockey Team member, Mark Wells for US$310,000 and Polish swimmer, Otylia Jedrzejczak donated her gold medal from the 200m butterfly at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to a Polish charity which sold the medal for over US$80,000.
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