The Olympics account said in a tweet on his account inTwitter“We want to confirm that the Tokyo 2020 medals are not edible.”
“Our medals are made from recycled materials from electronic devices donated by the Japanese public,” the account added.
According to a report by the British newspaper “The Independent”, the habit of biting the medals is due to many people doing in order to check the purity of the gold, as the teeth leave a trace on the flexible metal.
In an interview with CNN, Olympic historian David Waleshinsky said that the shot of biting the medal became the focus of photographers’ attention for this tournament.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals are made of minerals extracted from phones Recycled portable, electronic devices donated by the Japanese public.
Thanks to these phones and devices, nearly 5,000 gold, silver, and bronze medals were made.