The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! And even if it’s only the Winter Olympics, it’s still fun to see countries who know nothing about each other put on colourful spandex to beat each other up for medals. But did you know that the gold medal is actually made from silver? Or that the bronze medal is only valued at 4 bucks? Watch and learn some other Olympic facts in the video above.
AsapSCIENCE put together a list of facts about the Olympics before the Olympics to get you more educated about the games. Like how since 1912, there hasn’t been a “real” gold medal only a sterling silver medal doused with 6 grams of gold. Or how the bronze medal is made from copper and tin. Or how in the first Olympic games of the modern era, the 1896 Olympics, silver medals and an olive branch were given to the first place winner, bronze medals were given to the second place winner and nothing was given to third place.