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Medals of Sochi Olympic Winter Games Fully Express Russia's Characteristics


Moscow, May 30 (RIA Novosti) – The medals that will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympics Games were presented in the IOC Executive Board and Sports Convention International Conference in St Petersburg, the design is quite exquisite, and fully express Russia's characteristics.  

Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games organizing committee, said: “Medals are the most important trophies at the Olympics. Any athlete is dreaming about them, the organizers tried to bring a part of a country into these awards, so that the athletes could take with them memories not only about the competitions but also about Russia. We did everything so that these medals would most memorable and innovative.”

It is reported that the medal making is a time-consuming process, and each medal needs 18 hours.

It is reported that there will be 98 awards in 15 sports events during the Sochi Olympics. Due to the number of events is over the previous sessions, the number of medals will break a record, reaching about 1,300 medals. The Olympic medals weigh between 460 and 531 grams depending on the metal used – gold, silver or bronze.

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