Here’s why Olympic medalists don’t get flowers at the Summer Games in Rio

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Olympic medalists traditionally cradle flower bouquets as they hold up gold, silver or bronze medals from a tiered platform. But not this year in Brazil.

Instead, the world’s best gymnasts, runners, ping-pongers and trampolinists are clutching small 3-D sculptures of Rio’s Olympics logo.

The switch from ephemeral flowers to long-lasting trinkets is a small part of the Olympic organizing committee’s bigger mission to limit the environmental damage from the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a Rio 2016 spokesperson told Mashable. …

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Via: Mashable: Sports

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