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Olympics 2012: How Much Is a Gold Medal Really Worth? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Rachel Levy | August 2, 2012 - 10:00 am

Wouldn’t we all want to have a shiny Olympic gold medal?

Record-breaking swimmer Michael Phelps is now a proud owner of 19 — the most ever won by an individual athlete.

But, this year’s gold prizes aren’t worth as much as you may think.

How so?

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