And finally… all that glistens

Athletes have complained that gold medals handed out at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are falling apart.

Chinese athletes Zhu Xueying and Wang Shun said on social media that material was flaking off their medals, The Times reports.

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee insisted that it was just a protective film coming off the gold medals.

“It does not affect the quality of the medal itself,” the committee told China’s Global Times newspaper.

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