What are Olympic gold medals made of?

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Olympic silver and gold medals are at least 92.5% silver, with the gold medals plated with at least 6 grams of pure gold. Bronze medals are made from copper-tin alloys. Recent medals have weighed 200 to nearly 600 grams.
Gold and silver medals are worth approximately $800 and $500, respectively. Bronze medals are worth around $3. Other than the medals, the IOC does not distribute prize money.
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The tradition of giving gold, silver and bronze medals to the winners of Olympic events began with the third modern Olympic Games in 1904 in St. Louis, Mo. Initially, the medals were made of solid gold; however, the last time solid gold medals were given out at the Olympics was at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Each Olympic medal must have the name of the sport for which it was won written on the medal.

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