They make use of recycled raw silver at 92.5 per cent purity, coming from leftover mirrors, waste solders and X-ray plates.
Rio had to overcome stiff competition, however, in the form of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in order to get the Games.
The following email scams were reported to the Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit.
The substance was melted and decontaminated to provide material for the medals.
Number of medals: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.
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Weight: 500g Mint: Brazilian Mint The city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.