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Sport Double Side Medal with Ribbon

Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the various Olympic Games awards, particularly the medals, have undergone many changes.


Medal uniformization

There were no specific regulations on the production of medals before the formal formulation of the Olympic Games regulations in 1978. Olympic medals must have a diameter of at least 60 mm and a thickness of at least 3 mm, according to Olympic regulations established in 1978. Gold and silver medals must be 92.5% pure silver, and gold medals must be at least 6 grams gold plated. The International Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Committee have never been involved in the design or production of Olympic medals; instead, it is the organizing committee of the host city.


Only the first and second-place finishers received medals at the first modern Olympic Games, which were held in Greece in 1896. A silver medal was awarded to the winner, and a bronze medal went to the runner-up. Additionally, the champion olive branch crown and the laurel branch crown were given out. The Olympic medals have a 50 mm diameter. The only Olympic Games without medals to date are those held in Paris in 1900. The winners receive priceless pieces of art as their prizes. The medals for the following six Olympic Games were individually designed and produced by the organizing committee, in different shapes.


In 1909, a regulation was passed to standardize the design of the medal's front. The medal's diameter varies between 30 mm (London in 1908) and 60 mm (Antwerp in 1920). The design of Italian artist Giuseppe Casioli symbolized victory in 1928. Cassioli's design has appeared on the front of the medal since 1972, with the organizing committee's design appearing on the back. Los Angeles Zuli designed the medals for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. The medal pattern is still used today. From 1928 to 1968, both sides of the medal were designed by the Cassie Committee's hired artist Du Stemmer, with a diameter of 60 mm and a thickness of 4 mm. The gold medal of the champion weighs 6.5 grams of 24K gold. To protect the medals, they are stored in small blue velvet boxes.


Other benefits

Other awards to players have changed and evolved, in addition to medals for winning players. In the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, for example, in addition to the usual medals, the organizing committee followed ancient Rome's tradition and awarded the champions an oak leaf crown. It also gave them a small oak tree to take home with them. They were planted in a location of their choosing.


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