In St. Petersburg, presented the medals of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi

In St. Petersburg, presented Sochi Olympic medals in 2014, which will be awarded to athletes who won prizes. The public submitted their Olympic skating champion Svetlana Zhurova. Weight of the coin depends on its merits. It is known that the production of all medals spent about three kilograms of gold. Games in Sochi in 2014 will be a record number of submitted forms of competition, and therefore produced a record number of medals — about 1,300 pieces.

Medals Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi are copyrighted and highly artistic. On the production of each of them from the masters took 18 hours. They are made of metal alloys, and their coverage has taken almost three kilograms of pure gold 999, as required by the rules of the International Olympic Committee. 

"With the engraving on the medal applied ornament" quilt ", which combines a patterns of all regions of the country, recognized and recognizable centuries. We found a way to combine them all together. This is a time-consuming process, even with the use of modern technology — it takes 18 hours. Medals will be produced in 1300, the highest number in the history of the Games, "- said the president of the organizing committee of the 2014 Games, Dmitry Chernyshenko." Medals — the most important trophies, they dream of athletes participating in the Games. The organizers are trying to make a bit of coin in the country, so that the athletes took with them memories not only of the competitions, but also about the country, about the Games. We have done everything to medals were the most memorable and innovative "- quoted Chernishenko ITAR-TASS.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that the medals made for the Olympics in Sochi are fine, and expressed the hope that the Games themselves will not give awards for beauty. "It is important that the presentation of medals are in the northern capital, and in spite of all envious Games will be held in the southern city, in the subtropical Sochi. I hope that the Games themselves will be as beautiful as these medals. I want to congratulate the organizing committee with a good job, I want to thank you for the good work of authors "- said at the awards presentation Kozak.

According to the Olympic skating champion Svetlana Zhurova, who presented the medals, these awards are the personification of all the traditions of Russia. "For an athlete Olympic medal — the hidden gift that remains for life. He hides it in the inner corner, but then when gets — looks at him and says winning moments. I look at the medal Sochi 2014 and realize that no one would doubt that this medal was won in Russia. All codes, ornaments Russian traditions laid down in this medal. There is ice, the flight … Everyone will know where this medal was won, "- said Zhurov. 

After the presentation of Olympic medals in St. Petersburg showed the rewards that will be awarded to the participants of the Paralympic Games in Sochi. "Some of the Paralympic medals are a whole 686 grams. On the reverse side — a symbol of the Paralympic Games in Sochi. What is important, the name on the medals applied special Braille "- added Chernishenko.

Paralympic medal champion presented PI-2012 athlete Fedor Trykolych. "This beautiful medal will be a welcome reward for all participants in the Paralympics in Sochi," — said the athlete.

Recall that the 22 Olympic Winter Games will be held in Sochi, from 7 to 23 February 2014. Following them — from 7 to 16 March — 11 place Paralympic Winter Games. At the Olympic Games in Sochi will be awarded a total of 98 sets of medals in 15 sports.

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