London 2012 Olympic Medals unveiled

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Tonight the London 2012 Olympic medals were unveiled in Trafalgar Square by Princess Anne. The Princess Royal is known for her love of sport, being the only Royal Family member to ever have competed in the Olympic Games, competing in equestrian, so she was the perfect British representative to unveil the medals alongside London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe, with IOC President Jacques Rogge and Coordination Commission chairman Denis Oswald also attending the unveiling.

 

The London 2012 medals will be the largest Olympic medals to date. Designed by British artist David Watkins, they will be made by the Royal Mint in Wales.See how the London 2012 medals compare to all of the medals they are following from the past 29 Olympics here. The Olympic medals disk circular form is a metaphor for the world. The front of the medal always depicts the same imagery at the summer Games – the Greek Goddess of Sport – ‘Nike’ – stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon and arriving in London.

Read more on the medal release and see more pictures from the following:

The Telegraph

Inside the Games

More Than The Games

As part of the 1 Year to go celebrations, Britains top diver Tom Daley performed the first dive from the 10 metre platform at the launch of the new Aquatics Centre. This pretty cool video was uploaded showing his dive:

http://youtu.be/cUEQN4Rbmn8

What do you make of the new Olympic medals? I love the purple ribbons.

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