The Different Monetary Values of Olympic Medals

Today I Found Out host Simon Whistler explained the different monetary values of Olympic medals. Whistler breaks down the cost of the raw materials for the medals being awarded at the current Rio games as well as past Olympiads, but he also gives examples of times medal-winning athletes have sold their prizes on the open market.

In earlier Olympic-themed episodes, Whistler tackled subjects like the origin of the Olympic rings, and why athletes so often bite their medals.