CNN reports that the coveted Olympic Gold medal isn’t gold. It’s mostly silver, with only 1.34% gold in it, plus 6% copper. Click on http://www.kitv.com/news/money/What-s-an-Olympic-gold-medal-worth/-/8905154/15585868/-/vrwifjz/-/index.html
There goes another cherished myth. And if you are tempted to suppose that this is a sign of the times, don’t. It has been this way since 1912. You just can’t trust nobody, nohow.