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[-]  14-02-18 21:05

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Here's why Olympians are awarded stuffed tigers in Pyeongchang
After training all your life to become the most powerful athletes in the world, Olympic medalists are given... a stuffed tiger. 
It might seem a bit anticlimactic to viewers, but the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics claim they have a good reason to be handing out plushies in place of medals.
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According to the International Olympic Committee, athletes who place in the top three receive the stuffed tiger immediately after their event, and ...

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