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Never mind the athletes . . . what happens to the medals?

What happens to the actual hardware when Olympic athletes are stripped of their medals? Story

Updated: August 20, 2008, 11:25 AM ET
By Mike Philbrick | Page 2

When Olympians are stripped of their medals, we often hear countless stories of childhoods filled with strife and sacrifice, coaches who never saw or suspected anything and, of course, we almost always hear about … the tainted supplement.

But what about the most coveted and respected part of this whole process? What about the medal itself? Where do the medals go when athletes are "stripped"? How do they get there? And what happens to them in the end?

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