Why Do Olympians Bite Their Gold Medals? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

2012 LONDON GAMES: Why Do Olympians Bite Their Gold Medals?

20NBCNEWS - After medal-winning Olympians stand on the platform, receive their medals, and solemnly listen to the gold medal winner's national anthem, they leave the stage and face an army of photographers. In front of the flashing lights, many winners grab their medals and take a bite.

It takes years of grueling training and competition to nab gold at the Olympics. So why do the winners immediately chomp on their hard-earned prizes? click here to read more

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