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Medals of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Today in St. Petersburg organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi have presented the medals, which will be awarded to winners of competitions.

The main theme in the design of medals is a patch-work quilt that will be the main symbol of the Sochi Games. The quilt symbolizes the “diversity of cultural traditions of people living in Russia.”

Gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Gold medal of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Here are some interesting facts about the medals of Sochi 2014 Games. It takes about 18 hours to make each medal. In total, there will be 98 sets of medals in 15 sports.

Three kilograms of 999-carat gold will be sprayed on the gold medals. The medals for the Paralympics will have inscriptions in Braille.

Silver medal of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Silver medal of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Bronze medal of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Bronze medal of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Gold medal of the Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Gold medal of the Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Silver medal of the Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Silver medal of the Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Bronze medal of the Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Bronze medal of the Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi

Photos by ITAR-TASS

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