Via The Victory Formation:
In the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, organizers have apparently realized that they may need to spice things up a bit to keep viewers interested. Especially for events like the Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Relay. So, on February 15th (the one year anniversary of the meteor that streaked across the sky before crashing into Earth in Chelyabinsk), all medals awarded will have a little something extra – a piece of that very meteor – embedded in the medal.
It’s an incredibly awesome move, and one that is sure to generate some buzz. Not to mention a lot of money when someone decides to sell what will surely be one of the rarest medals ever awarded to earn some extra cash.
Considering that many meteors are high in valuable gems and precious metals, like diamonds or platinum, it’s entirely conceivable that the gold medals awarded on February 15th will be the most valuable medals ever awarded to any Olympic athlete ever.
There are seven events that will qualify on that day, according to the R-Sport website:
The events that qualify will be the men’s 1500 meter speedskating, the women’s 1000m and men’s 1500 short track, the women’s cross-country skiing relay, the men’s K-125 ski jump, the women’s super giant slalom and men’s skeleton events.
Kind of makes me wish I’d ever learned to ski on anything tougher than the kids slopes.