Design History of the Olympic Gold Medal

Design History of the Olympic Gold Medal

In light of the impending 2012 London Olympics, it seemed highly appropriate to dig into the history of the games since the ancient times. A substantial part of this history has been the prizes, which weren't always gold, silver, and bronze medals. Distinctions between the Summer and Winter games considered, here's A Design History Of The Olympic Gold Medal.

Text by Cedar Pasori (@cpasori).

Image by Simon Jones.