Earlier today, I got curious and looked up what the medals for the upcoming Olympics would look like. What I found was way more in-depth than I wanted, but I read all the articles and watched all the videos anyway. Apparently these medals are wrought with symbolism. Something about some whales and stuff, I don’t really remember. Anyway, I thought they looked a whole lot better than the medals from Turin four years ago.
After I was satisfied with the medals from Vancouver, I went back on a pictorial walk through past Winter Olympic medals and figured I’d share them with you all.
All the medals shown above were won by Maurilio De Zolt, an Italian cross-country skiier. The two on the left are actually silver medals while the one on the right is gold.
I’m a fan of these medals. I kind of like how it’s not solid throughout, but it’s a good change of pace.
These are alright. They kind of return to the old school style. They look more like 1930s medals than 2002 but sometimes it’s good to get back to the roots of the games. Especially when the next games goes with these babies:
Ugh. I mean…not really a whole lot of planning in these. A hole in the middle and some lines on the outside? I’m sure there’s some symbolism and it means something special, but…no. Just no, guys. Not good.
Now we’ve come to the medals that they’ll be handing out in about two weeks. I like them. They are actually a whole lot like the 2006 medals except there’s not a gaping hole in the middle. Instead, they’re wavy which symbolizes the ocean that Vancouver is built next to. Check them out:
How about you, fair commenters? Do you like them? Not like them? Think the medals from 2006 are the greatest thing since Tim Tebow cried on national TV…again? Let me hear it below.
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