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8 Months Later, The Rio Olympics Keep Finding New Ways Of Falling Apart

Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Rio Olympics, which started with an “uninhabitable” athletes’ village and continued on with a creeping green death in the diving and water polo venues, are finding new ways to suck months after the closing ceremony as athletes are finding their hard-won medals are falling apart.

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The so-called “green” medals, constructed from recycled materials, are suffering from defects present since their striking at the Brazilian mint; AFP reports about 160 medal-winners so far have reported their prizes are flaking apart. Most of those, according to Rio Olympics officials, are silver medals; serves them right for losing.

[AFP]

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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