130 Rio Olympic gold medals returned due to ‘rust’ and ‘black’ blemishes

Gold medals awarded to athletes at the Rio Olympic Games have been sent back to their makers due to the metal badges of honor developing rust and seemingly unsightly blemishes.

Less than one year after Brazil’s sporting extravaganza took place, it appears that Rio de Janeiro’s deserted athletic facilities are not the only pieces of Olympic masterwork that have suffered a hangover from the Games.

Around 130 gold medals have been returned to their makers, the Brazilian Mint, due to problems with rust and black spots, Reuters reports.

Olympic Games organizers insist the issues are “completely normal.” RT

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