PICTURE: RIO2010.COM How much is an Olympic medal actually worth?South African athletes bagged 10 medals at the Rio Olympics‚ a record-equalling number‚ two of which were gold medals won by Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk.A 2016 Olympic gold medal is not actually solid gold‚ but rather gold plated — so what are those medals worth if one of the winners wanted to sell them?The Rio 2016 website said that the 500g gold‚ silver and bronze medals were "made with sustainability at their heart".The athletes who topped the podium received medals‚ "made from gold that has been extracted without the use of mercury and which was produced according to strict sustainability criteria"."The silver and bronze medals have been produced using 30% recycled materials. Half of the plastic in the ribbons which will be used to hang the medals around athletes' necks comes from recycled plastic bottles."Fortune magazine reported this month that only about six grams of each gold medal was 24-karat gold a...

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