The Rio Olympics made 'green' medals for the 2016 games, and they're reportedly falling apart

rio olympic medal
rio olympic medal

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Just months after the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Olympic Committee and Rio organizers have run into a new problem — the medals are falling apart.

According to a report from AFP, medal-winners from the games have complained that their medals, which were made of recycled materials, have "either suffered unsightly staining or had the covering fall away."

According to the report, about six or seven percent of the 2,021 medals handed out have run into problems, mostly with silver medals.

AFP reports that the IOC and Rio organizers are working together to either repair or replace the medals.

Now, in addition to the dilapidated venues, the Olympic organizers are repairing the prizes.


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