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Russia: Sochi presents Winter Olympic medals01:06

Russia: Sochi presents Winter Olympic medals

Russian Federation, Sochi
February 5, 2014 at 17:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Sochi presents Winter Olympic medals

The medals for the Winter Olympics arrived in Sochi for their official presentation by Russian Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova at the Olympic Media Centre for accredited journalists on Wednesday.

The three different medals combine gold, silver or bronze with transparent polycarbonate, and feature the 'Patchwork Quilt', which assembles typical designs from different ethnic groups within Russia. They also feature Sochi's landscape, with the sun rising behind the mountains overseeing the coast.

The medals were manufactured by Russian Adamas jewellery company, which produced around 1,300 medals with approximately six kilograms (13 pounds) of gold, 2,000 kilograms of silver (4,410 pounds), and 700 kilograms (882 pounds) of bronze. A team of around 30 jewellers and engravers took several months to complete the process. Each medal weighs between 460 grams (1 lb) and 531 grams (1.2 lb) and are 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick and 100 mm (3.9 inches) in diameter.

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Russia: Sochi presents Winter Olympic medals

The medals for the Winter Olympics arrived in Sochi for their official presentation by Russian Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova at the Olympic Media Centre for accredited journalists on Wednesday.

The three different medals combine gold, silver or bronze with transparent polycarbonate, and feature the 'Patchwork Quilt', which assembles typical designs from different ethnic groups within Russia. They also feature Sochi's landscape, with the sun rising behind the mountains overseeing the coast.

The medals were manufactured by Russian Adamas jewellery company, which produced around 1,300 medals with approximately six kilograms (13 pounds) of gold, 2,000 kilograms of silver (4,410 pounds), and 700 kilograms (882 pounds) of bronze. A team of around 30 jewellers and engravers took several months to complete the process. Each medal weighs between 460 grams (1 lb) and 531 grams (1.2 lb) and are 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick and 100 mm (3.9 inches) in diameter.