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(Fox Sports)   Sochi Olympic gold medals have an intrinsic net worth of $566, silver medals at $323, bronze medals at $3.25 ... which is exactly the same amount of endorsement money available to the winners in curling   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 20
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2014-02-07 09:25:17 AM
In before "income tax".
 
2014-02-07 10:02:57 AM
income tax
 
2014-02-07 10:10:05 AM
$51 billion dollars spent on the games and a total of about $250,000 spent on gold medals.  That's about .0000049% for those of you keeping score at home.

Not to mention that they left a huge hole in the middle of the medal, presumably to cut down on material costs.

Sochi:
media.king5.com


Vancouver:
www.newbrunswickbeacon.ca
 
2014-02-07 10:11:47 AM
emersonsalon.com images.smh.com.au
 
2014-02-07 10:18:44 AM
So, a fortnight of headlines goofing on curling?
 
2014-02-07 10:32:39 AM
some of them curling chicks are hot.
 
2014-02-07 10:41:03 AM
GIS Curling MILF.  The hits are exactly what I expected.  Nice.
 
2014-02-07 10:52:17 AM
I've had just about enough of your curling bashing!
 
2014-02-07 11:04:24 AM
I mean really, what's not to love about 8 women with brooms yelling "HARD! HARDER! HARDER!"
 
2014-02-07 11:18:41 AM

Whiskey Dickens: $51 billion dollars spent on the games and a total of about $250,000 spent on gold medals.  That's about .0000049% for those of you keeping score at home.

Not to mention that they left a huge hole in the middle of the medal, presumably to cut down on material costs.

Sochi:
[media.king5.com image 467x264]


Vancouver:
[www.newbrunswickbeacon.ca image 550x433]


the spirit of the olympics is in the competition, not the medals/crown of laurels they bestow. the medals are changed from year to year to be distinctive. i seriously doubt they did it to reduce 'material costs,' but i could be wrong. besides, having an open space in the middle is not new. are you implying the italian olympics were as filled with corruption as these russian games?

torino:
www.inboundinteractive.ca

/berlusconi nods approvingly from his bunga bunga bungalow
 
2014-02-07 12:02:42 PM

divgradcurl: the spirit of the olympics is in the competition, not the medals/crown of laurels they bestow. the medals are changed from year to year to be distinctive. i seriously doubt they did it to reduce 'material costs,' but i could be wrong. besides, having an open space in the middle is not new. are you implying the italian olympics were as filled with corruption as these russian games?


Plus they look way cooler than solid gold.

If you're selling your gold medal as gold scrap, you're doing it wrong, anyway.
 
2014-02-07 12:13:33 PM
divgradcurl:
the spirit of the olympics is in the competition, not the medals/crown of laurels they bestow. the medals are changed from year to year to be distinctive. i seriously doubt they did it to reduce 'material costs,' but i could be wrong. besides, having an open space in the middle is not new.

divgradcurl's medal design for 2018:
www.thefilteredlens.com
 
2014-02-07 12:42:41 PM

Whiskey Dickens: $51 billion dollars spent on the games and a total of about $250,000 spent on gold medals.  That's about .0000049% for those of you keeping score at home.

Not to mention that they left a huge hole in the middle of the medal, presumably to cut down on material costs.

Sochi:
[media.king5.com image 467x264]


Vancouver:
[www.newbrunswickbeacon.ca image 550x433]


Sochi's medals are uber lame when compared to the Vancouver medals.  Every one of Vancouver's medals are have a one of a kind design etching, and had more metal in it than any Olympic medal ever.  Plus my sister in law headed the design team, and the display piece is that pictured?  My brother in law made that.

/double CSB
 
2014-02-07 12:54:35 PM

Whiskey Dickens: $51 billion dollars spent on the games and a total of about $250,000 spent on gold medals.  That's about .0000049% for those of you keeping score at home.

Not to mention that they left a huge hole in the middle of the medal, presumably to cut down on material costs.

Sochi:
[media.king5.com image 467x264]


Vancouver:
[www.newbrunswickbeacon.ca image 550x433]


While the Vancouver gold medals were the heaviest ever (17.6-20.3 ounces*), the Sochi gold medals aren't far behind at about 18.7. They'd be third largest ever if the site I linked to is accurate. I don't think the hole in the medal takes away from the overall weight; they probably made it thicker to compensate.

*They varied because they were all different; no two medals were the same. They were all cropped versions of a larger work of art! Who knew?
 
2014-02-07 02:03:09 PM
I saw more than my fair share of curling commercials growing up in Canada.
 
2014-02-07 02:27:15 PM

skrame: They varied because they were all different; no two medals were the same. They were all cropped versions of a larger work of art! Who knew?


Possibly the guy above you in this thread!

/and his family
//and no one else
 
2014-02-07 02:30:05 PM
Martonio:
Sochi's medals are uber lame when compared to the Vancouver medals.  Every one of Vancouver's medals are have a one of a kind design etching, and had more metal in it than any Olympic medal ever.  Plus my sister in law headed the design team, and the display piece is that pictured?  My brother in law made that.

/double CSB


That is actually a pretty cool story, b.  I like the wave theme.
 
2014-02-07 02:48:34 PM

IAmRight: skrame: They varied because they were all different; no two medals were the same. They were all cropped versions of a larger work of art! Who knew?

Possibly the guy above you in this thread!

/and his family
//and no one else


The funny thing is that both my wife and I were in the house when my sister in law had the prototype medals in her possession 48 hours before the unveiling, and we were both threatened with a severe beating from my sister in law if we dared enter the basement.  As she was working at least 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for 4 years leading up to that point, we did not test our luck.

She and the design team did an absolutely amazing job with everything they did.  While the mascots were ridiculed at first, they were an absolute runaway hit.  The colour scheme they chose was awesome.  It's too bad that Istanbul didn't get the 2020 Summer Games, because she would have been an integral part of their design team and I'm sure she would have knocked it out of the park again.
 
2014-02-07 11:22:44 PM
I have never understood why third place is not copper instead of bronze. Bronz3e is farking worthless. You make shiatty daggers and farming implements from bronze, but copper has always been a basis for currency.
 
2014-02-08 12:05:52 AM

divgradcurl: Whiskey Dickens: $51 billion dollars spent on the games and a total of about $250,000 spent on gold medals.  That's about .0000049% for those of you keeping score at home.

Not to mention that they left a huge hole in the middle of the medal, presumably to cut down on material costs.

Sochi:
[media.king5.com image 467x264]

Vancouver:
[www.newbrunswickbeacon.ca image 550x433]

the spirit of the olympics is in the competition, not the medals/crown of laurels they bestow. the medals are changed from year to year to be distinctive. i seriously doubt they did it to reduce 'material costs,' but i could be wrong. besides, having an open space in the middle is not new. are you implying the italian olympics were as filled with corruption as these russian games?

torino:
[www.inboundinteractive.ca image 327x430]

/berlusconi nods approvingly from his bunga bunga bungalow

Plus France :

i291.photobucket.com

"Glass??!?! Who gives a shiat about GLASS???!?!?!??!
 
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