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PyeongChang (RWH) The gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang were officially unveiled with a festive launch event in the Korean capital Seoul. According to a PyeongChang2018 press release, the design of the medals reflect the traditions and culture of the host nation as well as Olympic values.

The medals, designed by industrial designer LEE Suk-woo, are about nine centimeter in diameter and weigh between 493 gram (bronze) and 586 gram (gold). The front side shows the Olympic rings with a background of diagonal lines. The reverse side shows discipline, event and the PyeongChang 2018 emblem, while the official title of the PyeongChang 2018 Games is written on the sides of the medals, also in three-dimensional Korean Hangul consonants.

The teal and light red medal ribbon is made from the traditional Gapsa textile of Korea, embroidered with Hangeul patterns and other Korean designs. ©RWH2017

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