02/06/2014 02:40 EST | Updated 02/06/2014 02:59 EST

Are Olympic Gold Medals Really Made Of Gold? (VIDEO)

Amateur athletes from the around the world have descended on Sochi with one goal in mind: to bring home the ever-elusive Olympic gold medal. (Or several, if they're lucky.)

But just how gold are those gold medals? The answer might surprise you.

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