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伦敦奥运金牌重量创历史之最

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小编摘要:在目前世界各地“涨”声一片的情况下,奥运会的金牌重量也“涨”了,无论是重量还是体积,均创历史之最。不过可惜的是,重量倒是长了,纯金的量却丝毫没长。

导读:伦敦奥运会的金牌重量、体积和价值将创造夏季奥运会的历史之最。据《经济学家》报道,伦敦奥运会金牌的重量为400克,比前五届奥运会金牌平均重量的两倍还多,是1912年斯德哥尔摩奥运会金牌重量的17倍。不过,那届奥运会的金牌是纯金的。


The gold medals that will be awarded in London this year will be the biggest and heaviest handed out at any summer Olympics. At 400 grams (14 ounces) they will be 17 times heavier than at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. On the other hand, the 1912 games were the last one where gold medals were made entirely of gold. Now they consist mainly of silver with a thin coat of gold—6 grams is the minimum requirement. The London medal will have a gold content of only about 1.5%, and at current prices will be worth $706. 

Calculations by The Economist find that this is much more than the "podium value" of any previous gold medal (based on estimates of the composition of medals and bullion prices at the time, adjusted for inflation). This is partly because gold and silver prices are now historically high and partly because this year’s medal is so much heavier, even though the extra weight is silver rather than gold. For the first time, the silver in this year’s "gold" medal is actually worth more than its gold content. Moreover, if the metal content of earlier medals is valued at today’s bullion prices, the London gold is worth only just over half of those handed out in 1912.
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2012-04-07 11:25 编辑:wjy2005tom
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