History of Olympic Gold


ET was with the U.S. Olympians in London, celebrating the hard-working athletes who all had one thing in mind -- bringing home the gold.

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A few facts about the coveted medals:

1. The gold medals are actually 92.5 percent silver with a gold plating.

2. The last time they were made entirely of gold was 1912.

3. They are 3mm thick and 60mm in diameter.

4. They're valued at around $706.

Watch the video to see Christina McLarty's tour of Goldsmith's Hall, as she gets a rare look at extraordinary gold pieces spanning 4500 years.