Why Do Olympians Bite Their Medals?

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Watch the Olympics and you might notice a number of medalists gnawing on their gold or silver prize like an old-time prospector. Do they believe the International Olympic Committee is going to stiff them? Does anyone expect to bite into chocolate?

It turns out it might be because they’re following orders—specifically, the photographer’s. When Olympic winners pose for a victory image, a sea of photojournalists are snapping away and asking athletes to do something besides just stand there and smile. With no other props handy, winners have picked up the habit of nibbling on their medal to satisfy the photographic feeding frenzy.

If you’re wondering whether anyone has chipped a tooth doing this, the answer is—of course. In 2010, German luger David Moeller broke off the corner of his tooth chomping on his silver medal. Good thing his mother is a dentist.

Of course, biting on gold used to be a way to tell if it was genuine (the real thing will show slight bite marks). But most Olympians probably know by now that their gold medal is mostly made up of silver and copper. If they were actually solid gold, the prizes would cost the IOC about $17 million.

source: mentalfloss

The Olympics is all about sports. How much do you know about certain sports?

Match the words below with the following sports. Some words may belong to more than one sport.

1. athletics

2. basketball

3. fencing

4. football

5. gymnastics

6. horse riding

7. ice hockey

8. skiing

9. swimming

10. tennis

 

A) butterfly

B) court

C) doubles

D) downhill

E) field

F) finish

G) foul

H) freestyle

I) dribbling

J) gloves

K) goal

L) hammer

M) hurdles

N) kick-off

O) mask

P) net

Q) pommel horse

R) puck

S) still rings

T) racket

U) relay

V) rink

W) saddle

X) sabre

Y) spring board

Z) track

Key:

1 – E, F, L, M, U, Z

2 – B, G, I

3 – J, O, X

4 – E, G, I, K, N, P

5 – Q, S, Y

6 – F, J, M, W

7 – J, K, R, V

8 – D, F, H

9 – A, F, H, U, Z

10 – B, C, P, T

Vocabulary

to bite

harapni, beleharapni

to gnaw

harapdálni, rágcsálni

prize

díj

prospector

bánya-/talajkutató

to stiff

rászedni, becsapni

to expect

várni valamit

to turn out

kiderülni

to follow orders

utasításokat követni

to pose for sg

pózolni valamihez

to snap

fényképezni, pillanatfelvételt készíteni

prop

kellék

to pick up a habit

felvenni egy szokást

to nibble

harapdálni

frenzy

őrület

to chip a tooth

kicsorbítani a fogát

luger

sportlövő

to chomp

rágcsál, ropogtat

dentist

fogorvos

genuine

igazi, valódi

bite mark

harapásnyom

silver

ezüst

copper

réz

solid gold

tömör arany

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