Rio 2016: The Taste of Victory

It’s a ritual that pops up every Olympic Games, winners on the podium taking a little bite out of their newly-won medals. While the idea of biting metals to test for purity is an old concept, these poses are purely celebratory—with winners often urged to take a bite by photographers. Below, a collection of some of this year’s Olympic athletes in Rio making their medals appear simply delicious.

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