|Diameter:||63,5 mm||Design by:||Prof. Guiseppe Cassioli,
and Dugald Stermer
|Weight:||116 gr||Mint:||Jostens, Inc.|
|Thickness:||6 mm||Ribbon:||Magenta, Vermillion, Yellow|
|Obverse:||Victory seated above stadium.|
|Reverse:||Winner carried by jubilant athletes.|
|Numbers of Medals:||Gold: 478 Silver: 478 Bronze: 498|
The design and production of the medals was a long process that began in May 1983 and concluded with the delivery of the medals during the second week of July 1984.
In May 1983, the LAOOC signed a contract with Jostens, a leading manufacturer of commemorative rings, medallions and awards, to produce the charter-mandated medals, medallions and diplomas. Shortly thereafter, the first designs were produced for the gold, silver and bronze medals as well as separate designs for the demonstration sports medals for baseball and tennis.
The first designs were just a prelude to a
long process of designing and redesigning prototypes for approval by the
LAOOC. In a December 1983 approval meeting, the LAOOC asked to have the
medals redesigned. Dugald Stermer, a well-known designer and artist,
was asked to take over the designing of the medals.
( Source document: Official
Vol. 1, page 224)