|Diameter:||70 mm||Design by:|
|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.