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I originally wrote this article and posted it on a bad blog during the winter olympics of 2010. The content still totally makes sense and is relevant to the current summer olympics of 2016. So, I made some slight edits and I’m re-posting it now on Rambling Fever. Enjoy!
There are various reasons that winning a silver medal in the olympics is better than winning gold. For starters – and this is just a matter of opinion – the silver medal just looks better. Gold is out as far as jewelry goes and silver is in. White gold is a popular choice, but let’s face it – white gold is basically just expensive silver. Not really. But the appearance is essentially the same.
As far as merit, one might argue that the gold medal is the hardest to attain and represents the highest honor in each respective sport. I disagree. It is much harder to purposefully win the silver than it is the gold. Depending on the nature of the particular sport, this can be very tricky. [Read more…]