At the London Olympics in 1908, gold medalists were presented, alongside their medals, with something rather British indeed. The king and queen would present winners with a glass-fronted box of oak leaves from Windsor Castle.
One of those gifts, presented to British wrestler George de Relwyscow, is now on display at the British library as part of an Olympics exhibition. The leaves inside are still intact, but they don't look as lush as they perhaps did on July 25, 1908.
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