The Word of the Month

Medal

August 2012

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Definition

Medal (noun): A small metal disc or object given as a prize, award or honor.

Metal (noun): A hard substance, notably used to make medals.

Medals in the news

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, 962 total medals were distributed:

135 for East Germany and the USSR

357 for Usain Bolt

962 for North Korean athletes• 
• According to North Korean Information Ministry

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