Why Pyeongchang winners are receiving plush toys not medals

Athletes have been gifted white tigers – a guardian animal in Korean mythology

With the first medals awarded at the Winter Olympics, the internet exploded with a singular question: why were athletes given a “teddy bear” instead of their hard won gold, silver and bronze medallion?

If I were an Olympic athlete that just medaled, I would be lowkey mad that my podium picture was with a cheap teddy bear and not my medal???#OlympicGames2018

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