- Sure, but how much could you sell one for? Or: don’t tell the IRS!
According to this story, an Olympic bronze medal (made mostly of copper) is only worth about five bucks. A gold medal (which is only 1% gold) is worth $644, and a silver medal is worth about half that much.
Such prices are effectively irrelevant though, as any Olympic medal that comes on the collectors market can command huge sums from memorabilia hoarders.
Word, because…dayum. I wonder how many of them have been sold over the years? Must be some. More importantly, I wonder how many get passed down to children and grandchildren. Because the IRS might want a word with the beneficiaries.
What’s that? Out of the question? The IRS would never seek to tax something as sacred as an Olympic medal?
And, come on, it wouldn’t be all bad. Who else would love to see an entirely tone-deaf bureaucracy like the IRS try to tax an Olympic hero’s children on the potential value of an Olympic medal? It can’t just be me.
- Say, how can we do a legitimate story that also lets us stare at pictures of the female beach volleyball players from behind for a few hours?
- U.S. soccer player sucker-punched during Olympic match
During the U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday, (Abby) Wambach got mauled (through no fault of her own this time) by a woman who actually calls herself Lady Andrade. The two players were just running down the field, and Andrade reached out and punched Wambach in the face.
Play wasn’t stopped for quite a bit, even with Wambach lying on the ground in obvious pain. When the cameras got close, her eye was visibly discolored, and it continued to swell throughout the game.
Here’s a Youtube – one of those “point the camera at the TV” videos. It’s a little hard to see exactly what happens, but at least you get the commentary along with it:
Here’s kind of a weird closeup:
Andrade has since been suspended for two games.
- Did you hear about the South Korean fencer who got screwed out of a medal due to a clock malfunction?
Watch it re-enacted here…in Lego!
- And finally, the Olympic Photo of the Day:
Photo: British divers Tonia Couch (R) and Sarah Barrow take photographs of Tom Daley (2nd L) and diving teammates from the 10 metre board at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT DIVING OLYMPICS)
“It’s morphin’ time!”