Olympics medals will have a piece of Eiffel Tower


A hexagonal, polished piece of iron taken from the Eiffel Tower is being embedded in each gold, silver and bronze medal that will be hung around athletes’ necks at the Paris Games and Paralympics. — AP

AN Olympic medal inlaid with a piece of the Eiffel Tower. How’s that for a monumental prize?

A hexagonal, polished chunk of iron taken from the iconic landmark is being embedded in each gold, silver and bronze medal that will be hung around athletes’ necks at the July 26-Aug 11 Paris Games and Paralympics that follow.

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