Rio 2016 revealed Olympic medals
Source: Rio 2016
The Brazilian Mint unveiled the medals for Olympic Games, Rio 2016. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who was present at the launch event in Barra Olympic Park, said: “Today marks the start of the final countdown to the first Olympic Games to be staged in South America.”
Bearing a design that celebrates the relationship between the strengths of Olympic heroes and the forces of nature, the 500g gold, silver and bronze medals have been made with sustainability at their heart.
The athletes who top the podium in Rio will receive medals made from gold that has been extracted without the use of mercury and which was produced according to strict sustainability criteria, from the initial mining all the way through to the design of the end product.
Venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro – Games of the XXXI Olympiad