2012 Olympic Medal Design Unveiled

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 3, 2011 10:58 am

Want to picture what it would be like to hold an Olympic  medal in your hand?  Athletes, as you train to win wouldn’t it be awesome to have a visual of the medal you want so badly placed around your neck?  Well now you can because the London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) has revealed the design of the 2012 Olympic medals. 


Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, and LOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe revealed the medals in London’s Trafalgar Square as they hit the one-year mark until the Olympics. 


British artist David Watkins designed these medals to be 85mm in diameter and 7mm thick, weighing between 375g and 400g. 


So what exactly is that design on the medal?  “The front of the medals features the traditional image of the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike, stepping out of the Parthenon to arrive in the Host City, while the reverse features an abstract design with the London 2012 logo at its centre, as a metaphor for the modern city.” As reported on the Olympic website.


Over 2,100 medals are expected to be presented in the 2012 Olympics, each will have an engraving of the sport and discipline of the medal winning athlete.