Nine months after a Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges — poor medals

The Rio Olympics gifted their satisfactory share of problems final summer (green pool water, argumentative fighting judges, simple plumbing). Now scarcely 9 months after a Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest emanate has to do with medals handed out to some-more than 130 winners – they’re rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.”

“We’re saying problems with a covering on between 6 or 7 percent of a medals and it seems to be to do with a disproportion in temperatures,” Rio Games communications officer Mario Andrada told reporters Friday (via AFP).

Andrada didn’t go into accurate sum about what accurately he suspicion was happening, though he called it “completely normal.”

Olympic bullion medals, for example, are indeed usually 1.34 percent gold. The rest is done of argent silver, ABC News reports. And about 30 percent of a china in those thousands of medals awarded in Rio came from recycled silver.

The many noted Olympics impulse for a Tribune's Teddy Greenstein

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The many noted Olympics impulse for a Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein. 

The many noted Olympics impulse for a Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein. 

Rio Olympics memory: The divers

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Rio Olympics memory: The divers. (Tim Bannon/Chicago Tribune)

Rio Olympics memory: The divers. (Tim Bannon/Chicago Tribune)

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The Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein recounts his initial Olympic Games. 

The Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein recounts his initial Olympic Games. 

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