2010 vancouver olympics medals

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.

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  • Yuck. Fancy a pringle chip?

    Luke
    Oct 29, 2009
  • These are the best medals i’ve ever seen… and canada guy, you are an idiot…

    Tartash
    Oct 28, 2009
  • Thats so coooooooooooooooollllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chocolate
    Oct 28, 2009
  • Wowww
    The best medal design i have ever seen!!

    Daniel
    http://www.estucodesign.com

    Estuco diseño
    Oct 23, 2009
  • These are hideous: shape, form and weight. They look like something that should be given out at the Source Awards not an international sporting competition.

    They alone would be cause enough to boycott yet another Olympics.

    Daddy
    Oct 22, 2009
  • The Olympics are self destructive. With the threat of global warming we cannot afford such flagrant displays of excess and overconsumption. The best way to avoid 300,000 tons of emissions is for people to simply stay at home.

    [url=http://selfdestructivebastards.blogspot.com/2009/10/olympics-are-self-destructive.html]http://selfdestructivebastards.blogspot.com/2009/10/olympics-are-self-destructive.html[/url]

    Canada Guy
    Oct 21, 2009
  • I like them. really beautiful.

    Lucy
    Oct 20, 2009
  • um…

    jpa
    Oct 20, 2009

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