London Olympic medals are the largest ever in both size and weight, but are actually worth less than three pounds.
Technology experts running the 11,000 computers and servers at the logistical heart of London`s 2012 Olympic Games say they are confident of defending their systems against attempted cyber-attacks.
To avoid risking an ounce of precious Olympic metal, London`s organizers handed over their cache of gold, silver and bronze medals to the Tower of London for safekeeping on Monday.
The reallocation of US sprinter Marion Jones`s five medals from the Sydney 2000 Olympics will be speeded up to put an end to the case that has dragged on for years, the IOC said on Friday.
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