Olympic Committee Says “No” To Meteorite Medals During Sochi Games

Apparently meteorites and medals don’t mix. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told Russian authorities that they can’t give out the special meteorite medals commemorating the anniversary of last year’s spectacular Chelyabinsk fireball to gold-medal-winning athletes during ceremonies. It’s perfectly fine to do so after the Olympic games and separate from them but not before. The IOC…
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10 Sochi Olympians Will Win Gold Medals Studded With Chelyabinsk Meteorites

Athletes who win gold in Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15 will take away something even more valuable – a fragment of the Russian fireball that blew up over Chelyabinsk, Russia on the same day a year ago. “We will hand out our medals to all the athletes who will win gold on that day,…
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