DefinitionMedal (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 newsAt 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
Medals by rankGold - Can be melted down and exchanged for cash in times of recession. Ideal for Eurozone countries.
Silver - Awarded to second place finishers. Also called the “French Medal”.
Bronze - Named after Charles Bronzen, movie cowboy and moustache pioneer.
The Medalists of MedalsBronze - Carl Lewis, 10 Olympic medals and champion singer.
Silver - Θεόδωρος Πάγκαλος, Greek General, for his full medal jacket.
Gold - Mr. T and his girlfriend Nancy.