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The 2018 Winter Olympics Medal Design

A record-breaking 2,925 athletes from 92 countries were scheduled to compete in the 2018 Winter Games, according to ABC News. 

No matter which country the athletes represented, they all came to Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a common goal: to win the illustrious gold medal.

But did you know that Olympic gold medals are typically made of mostly silver, containing nearly $600 worth of metal?

Check out these other fun facts about the making of this year’s Winter Olympics medals:

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