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This Is Why Olympians Bite Their Medals In Photos

Gold medals are actually made of chocolate! (JK.)

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The answer is that the photographers pretty much force them to (lol).

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“It’s become an obsession with the photographers,” David Wallechinsky, the president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, told CNN. “I think they look at it as an iconic shot, as something that you can probably sell. I don’t think it’s something the athletes would probably do on their own.”


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