Losing Olympic Medals a ‘Personal Bust’
Written by Pats Papers | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 8:01 PM
What happens when you lose your Olympic medal? Not have it taken away—just outright lose it? The Wall Street Journal says it happens more than you think. And trying to get a replacement can be an Olympic feat of its own. Snowboarder Shaun White says he once found his gold medal in the seat pocket of his mother’s car. The IOC does offer replacements (the committee says they get one or two requests a year) but they can be costly, running anywhere from $500 to $1,200 and are molded with the word ‘replica.’ VIDEO
Enter address below to get the morning headlines in your inbox (more details)
New on the Blog
On Wednesday, July 24th Pat’s heading back to the Bell House to host TrivWorks Ultimate Summer Trivia Slam. Find out how to win tickets.
- 5/16 Memo to Women of NYC: Topless OK
- 5/23 Jeter’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘Philip’
- 5/21 ‘Monstrous’ Twister Devastates Oklahoma
- 5/20 ‘Unlimited’ Vacation Gains Popularity
- 5/22 Could 3-D Printers Print Astronaut Food?