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July 31, 2013 12:45 PM | By Natasha Sporn
Winter Olympics 2014: the medals

See the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics medals and where they were made



Gold, Silver and Bronze Winter Olympic medals ready for Sochi 2014 (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin, REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
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  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Winter Olympic medals ready for Sochi 2014 (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin, REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
  • A small piece of the meteorite that landed in western Siberia on February 15 2013. (© Aleksey Kunilov/ZUMA Press/Corbis)
  • The Adamas jewellery factory will supply the Winter Olympic medals for the games in Sochi 2014 (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • A gold and bronze Winter Olympic medals are displayed at the factory in Moscow (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • Gold ingots to be used for gold Winter Olympic medals at the Adamas jewellery factory where they are being made (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • An employee sorts the edges of the Winter Olympic medal design at the Adamas jewellery factory (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • An employee carefully works on a Winter Olympic silver medal (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • An employee polishes a bronze Winter Olympic medal with a toothbrush at the Adamas jewellery factory (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Depending on their colour, the bulky round Winter Olympic 2014 medals weigh between 460 and 531 grams and have a glass-polycarbonated insert with engravings of traditional designs from across various regions of Russia called 'Patchwork Quilt'. The front of the medals depict the Olympic rings whereas the other side of the medal will have the logo of Sochi 2014. The rim of the medal has the official name of the Games in Russian, English and French - XXII Olympic Games.


It is claimed that a record 1,300 medals were manufactured for Sochi 2014 because there will be more events than at any previous Winter Olympics. If that number sounds high, remember that many Winter Olympics sports have relays or team events in which gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to each team member.