The medals of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi symbolise the mosaic of national designs from the various cultures and ethnicities that make up the Russian Federation. In them, we see the Sochi landscape bathed in the sun’s rays, which shine through the snowy summits onto the sandy beaches of the Black Sea. The work of a master craftsman, mixing metal and polycarbonate, the medals blend lightness and beauty, which made them even more special for the “lucky few” who won them.
The medals had several peculiarities. For example, the Olympic rings are reproduced on the obverse, while the name of the event in English and the emblem of the Sochi Games are engraved on the reverse. Finally, the official title of the Games, “XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES”, is written in Russian, English and French on the edge.
The Olympic medals weigh between 460 and 531 grams depending on which metal was used – gold, silver or bronze. They measure 100 mm in diameter and are 10 mm thick. Some 1,300 medals were produced for the 2014 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi. On the obverse, the Olympic rings. On the reverse, the name of the event in English and the symbol of the 2014 Games.
Designer: Leo Burnett advertising agencies (Sergey Tsarkov; Alexanda Fedorina; Pavel Nasedkin; Sergey Efremov)
Composition: 1st Place (Gold; Silver; Polycarbonate), 2nd Place (Silver; Polycarbonate), 3rd Place (Bronze; Polycarbonate)