Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Fourth-Place Medal

Some Olympic medals will come from outer space

Fourth-Place Medal

View photo

.

A look at what Olympic medalists will receive in February (R-Sport)

On Feb. 15, 2013, a meteor entered Russian air space and crashed into Chelyabinsk. Nearly 1,500 people were injured after the blast from the impact broke so many windows. It left behind a reminder of its impact with pieces of meteor sprinkled over Chelyabinsk.

On Feb. 15, 2014, Russia will be in the middle of hosting the Winter Olympics. Any medals awarded that day will have chunks of the meteor embedded in them.

“We will hand out our medals to all the athletes who will win gold on that day, because both the meteorite strike and the Olympic Games are the global events,” Chelyabinsk Region Culture Minister Alexei Betekhtin said, according to R-Sport.

Host cities and countries are known to leave their mark on the medals handed out. Beijing's medals used jade, a stone identified with China. Lilliehammer, Norway's gave medals of sparagmite in 1994. The stone is native to Scandinavia.

Seven medals will be awarded on the 15th of February, with medals in events in Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, skeleton, ski-jumping and speedskating. Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is expected to compete that day, so she could home with a super-special meteor medal.

Thanks, Olympics Talk.

Related coverage on Yahoo! Sports:
Scandal hits all levels of rhythmic gymnastics judging
Azerbaijani wrestler's dance will brighten your day
Fight breaks out at badminton match

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 236/10000 $1 $20000 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 199/3410 $5 $15000 Tomorrow 8:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 13/455 $25 $10000 Tomorrow 8:00 PM Enter
View Comments (178)