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 later receive their medal during the nightly ceremony held at the aptly named...

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By: Mashable - Wednesday, 14 February

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