Olympians work and train their whole lives to obtain one prize - an Olympic medal. To them, it is priceless and irreplaceable. So it only makes sense that they would want to make sure they are protected against loss or theft.
In years past, if a medal was lost, the athletes would have to personally pay for a replacement from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Olympians Shaun White, Brendan Hansen, and Triatan Gale are just a few who misplaced their medals at some point. Insurance company Liberty Mutual has announced that for this year’s Olympic Games in Sochi, they will insure each gold, silver or bronze medal won by our athletes. Now U.S. athletes can sleep easy knowing the prize for all their hard work is insured and protected!