Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Unveiled



Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals unveiled

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have revealed the design for the medals that will be presented to the winners.

An unveiling ceremony was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, exactly one year before the opening of the Games.



The medals feature Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, and the official name of the Games on the face, as stipulated by the International Olympic Committee. The reverse shows the Tokyo Olympic emblem.

The design is simple, but the curves in various angles make the medals three-dimensional and look shiny from any direction.

The medals will be made from recycled metals extracted from mobile phones and other small electronic devices.

They are 85 millimeters in diameter and are about 12 millimeters thick, just as they were in the two previous Summer Games in London and Rio de Janeiro.

The gold medal weighs 556 grams, the silver 550 grams and the bronze 450 grams. Organizers say the gold and the silver are the heaviest in the history of the Summer Olympics.

Ribbons for the medals feature the Tokyo Games' colors of indigo and crimson, and a checker pattern called "ichimatsu".

The organizing committee plans to make a total of about 2,500 medals by the end of May next year.