Mystery revealed as to what those things Rio Olympic winners receive are 4



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If we have previously seen medal-winning athletes at the Olympics receive a bouquet of flowers each time they climbed the podium, this time, the winners at the Rio Games have been receiving a rather strange figurine.

The little sculptures have become as common a sight as the medals themselves, leading many people to speculate what their real purpose are.

One social media user said, “What are those sculptures every medal winner gets given at the Olympics?”
Another said, “Rio #Olympics medal ceremony figurines look like happy meal toys!!”

Despite what other people have been speculating, the figures are, in fact, medal holders for the athletes’ accolades!

It’s also a 3-D representation of the Rio Olympics logo, showing human-like shapes of different colours linked together by the arms.

Why the idea? The executive producer of the victory ceremonies Christy Nicolay explained to the New York Times that the flowers of previous Games were simply ‘not sustainable’ and usually just end up being thrown away. Great idea!

Were you puzzled as well?

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  1. I loved the idea, as I thought at least they would have some thing to take home. Lots of people can’t take flowers back into their country. Then the flowers die, this way they have a memento. Also now I know what they are used for even better.

  2. Looking at the sculpture closes up it looks just what it suppose to be 3 stylise Olympians in contest.

  3. Better idea than the flowers as not many men would like the flowers would they.

  4. I like the sculpture, it is a colourful impression of Rio and Brazil herself and a great memento for the athletes of Rio 2016.

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