As If Third Place Isn’t Bad Enough 

Missing out on first or second place by tenths of a point or hundredths of a second is bad enough. But now, bronze medal winners have another reason to be depressed – the medals themselves.

Apparently, the “gold” medals are actually 92.5% silver with gold plating. They’re valued at a bit over $500. The silver medals are also 92.5% silver, and worth about $300. But the bronze medals? Those are mostly copper, and they’re worth a paltry $3.40. Yes, three dollars and forty cents.

Speaking of the 2010 Olympic medals, some winners are apparently hoping to exchange theirs.