“We will hand out our medals to all the athletes who will win gold on that day, because both the meteorite strike and the olympic games are the global events” Chelyabinsk region culture minister alexei betekhtin stated.
On 15 February 2014, olympic gold medals will include fragments of the superbolide meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013 as a commemoration for the one-year anniversary of the fireball’s fall.
Seven gold meteorite medals will be awarded on February 15 2014 (men’s 1500-meter speed skating, women’s 1000-meter and men’s 1500m short track, the women’s cross-country skiing relay, the men’s K-125 ski jump, the women’s super giant slalom, and the men’s skeleton). They are so lucky!
On february 15th, 2013, a meteorite exploded over Chelyabinsk, causing damage and injuring 1500. It is the largest known natural object to enter earth’s atmosphere since the 1908 tunguska event that destroyed a huge siberian forest. (SOURCE)
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