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Why are Olympic gold medalists always biting their medals?

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Simple answer: Photographers tell them to. No, really.

Longer answer: Historical throwback to testing whether gold coins were actually solid gold, instead of being gold-plated lead (or some other less valuable metal). Olympic gold medals are not solid gold any longer, but some pro photogs think it makes for a fun photo. 

Why are Olympic gold medalists always biting their medals?
Why are Olympic gold medalists always biting their medals?
Why are Olympic gold medalists always biting their medals?
Why are Olympic gold medalists always biting their medals?

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