2010 vancouver olympics medals
oct 19, 2009
2010 vancouver olympics medals


last week the medals for the 2010 vancouver winter olympics were unveiled.
they feature artwork by corrine hunt and were designed by omer arbel.

the 2010 winter games medals will be produced by the royal canadian mint with metals supplied by canadian
mining and metals giant teck resources limited.  they will be among the heaviest medals in olympic and
paralympic history, weighing between 500 grams and 576 g. their form was inspired by ocean waves,
drifting snow and the mountainous landscapes found in the games region and across canada.

the 2010 medals are based on two large master artworks of an orca whale (olympic) and raven (paralympic)
by corrine hunt, a canadian designer/artist of komoyue and tlingit heritage based in vancouver. each medal
has a unique, hand-cropped section of the art, making it a one-of-a-kind. a silk scarf printed with the master
artwork will be presented to each medallist along with their medal, enabling them to see how their medal
connects with those awarded to other athletes at the games to make the whole design.

more details here.


2010 vancouver olympic medal (back)


2010 vancouver olympic medals (front)


2010 vancouver olympic medals (back)


2010 vancouver paralympic medal (front)


2010 vancouver paralympic medal (back)


2010 vancouver paralympic medals (front)


2010 vancouver paralympic medals (back)

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