Olympic Games 2008 Beijing

29th Olympiad

CHINA

Sports: 34

Disciplines: 302

National Teams: 204

Participants: 10,901

Winner Medals


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olympic winner medal ribbon 2008 Beijing

Part of the Ribbon


GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC WINNER MEDAL 2008
Diameter: 70 mm Design by:  
Weight: gr Mint:  
Thickness: 6 mm Ribbon: Red
Obverse: The winged Goddess of Victory and the Panathinaikos Arena
Reverse: Beijing Olympic Games emblem
Numbers of Medals: Gold:                            Silver:                           Bronze:   




Olympic Medals 2008

The medal for the Beijing Olympic Games, 70 millimetres in diameter and six millimetres in thickness, is designed with inspiration from bi , an ancient Chinese jade piece usually inscribed with a dragon pattern.

On the front side, it adopts the standard design prescribed by the IOC - the winged Goddess of Victory
and the Panathinaikos Arena. On the back, the medal is inlaid with jade, with the Beijing Olympic Games
emblem engraved in the metal centrepiece.

The medal hook is a transformation of huang , an ancient Chinese ceremonial jade piece decorated with
double dragon pattern and reed mat pattern. The Beijing Olympic Games medal is a blending of
traditional Chinese culture and the Olympic spirit. It symbolises nobility and virtue, and gives winners
of the Games acclamation and great honour as the recognition of their achievements.

 (Source document:  Official Report 2008, vol. III,  page 270

Thank you to the Media & Communications Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad for the support.

 
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