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The medal material comes from recycled old electronic equipment

Various events of the Tokyo Olympic Games are in full swing. Many athletes on the podium like to kiss or bite the hard medals. However, recently, the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic Games issued a document on social media to remind that the Olympic medal materials come from the old electronic equipment donated by the Japanese people, which are made after recycling, and told the players “don’t bite the medal”.

The official account of the Tokyo Olympic Committee issued a document on the 26th, according to media reports such as the Russian satellite news agency and the British Independent newspaper on the 27th: “our medals are made by recycling electronic equipment donated by the Japanese public. So you don’t have to bite them… But we know you will. ” Under this tweet, there is also a photo of athletes biting medals.

Foreign media pointed out that Tokyo had launched a large-scale donation campaign to collect old or damaged electronic equipment from 14 million people. From April 1, 2017 to March 30, 2019, the Tokyo 2020 medal project collected 78985 tons of electronic equipment, including 6.21 million used mobile phones. They extracted 32 kilograms of gold, 3500 kilograms of silver and 2200 kilograms of copper. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has produced a total of about 5000 medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.