#Google Trends about the forthcoming Olympics have shown in recent months, that there is a lot of concern about the Zika virus  and the security in Rio. However, with the countdown to the opening ceremony less than 90 days away, the Road to Rio hashtag is now revealing that sports fans are starting to focus on the actual #Games themselves.

Google trends on Twitter showed the most common questions this week:

How much is an Olympic gold medal worth?

About Education tells us that a gold medal is not actually all gold and has not been since the 1912 Olympics held in Stockholm.

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However, the metals used are still valuable. The bulk of the medal consists of sterling silver. There is some real 24k gold plating and a small percentage is made up of copper.  Total Sports Tech started speculating on the value of a gold medal last year. They point out that the value of endorsement deals probably outweighs the cash value of the medal, but the gold content of a medal is still worth a fair amount of money –about $600. The collectable value often lies in who won the medal. Mark Wells, the US 1980 Olympic hockey player sold his on auction for $310,700, but Anthony Ervin, the swimmer from 2000, only managed to raise $17,101 through EBay.

Who won the most Olympic medals?

Top of the list is Michael Phelps, an American swimmer. During his career, he won a total of 22 medals during summer Olympics.

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A whopping 18 of these were gold medals. Runner up was Soviet Union gymnast Larisa Latynina with a total of 18 medals she won in the late 50’s and early 60’s (9 gold, 5 silver 4 bronze). In third place is another Soviet Union gymnast, Nikolai Andrianov who put away 7 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Which country has won the most Olympic medals?

World Atlas world facts list the Americans at the top spot for medals, from both the summer and winter Olympics with over 2500 awarded. Russia, with over fifteen hundred medals, comes in at second place and is followed by Germany who holds about 200 less.  

How many medals has Laura Trott won?

The young female British cyclist won 2 gold medals in the 2012 Olympics, in the Omnium and team pursuit events. Her record in non- Olympic events is very impressive too.  In 2015, she raced in the European scratch race and won her 20th senior international gold medal.

Which Caribbean country won its first Olympic medal in 2012?

Grenada, a small island in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea won their first Olympic medal in 2012. The medal was scored by Kirani James, who beat off the rest of the field to win the Men’s 400 metres final. At the London games, he became the first athlete from outside of the United States to beat the 44-second barrier. #Athletics