As was the case for the 1964 Innsbruck Games, the winners’ medal was created by the Viennese artist Martha Coufal-Hartl. The medals were produced by the Austrian mint in Vienna.
The obverse depicts the emblem of the Games (the same as the 1964 Games), comprising the Olympic rings and the coat of arms of the city showing the bridge on the Inn which gives the city of Innsbruck its name. For centuries, this bridge has been the link between the old town and the Hötting district. It symbolizes friendship and the people of the world coming together. The inscription “XII OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE INNSBRUCK 1976” surrounds the scene.
The reverse shows the Bergisel skiing area with the Alps in the background and the Olympic flame in the foreground on the right hand side.
Designer: Martha Coufal-Hartl; Arthur Zelger
Composition: 1st Place (Gilt silver), 2nd Place (Silver), 3rd Place (Bronze)
Mint: Hauptmünzamt, Wien