It’s what all the athletes going to the Youth Olympic Games are dreaming of, the Nanjing 2014 medal, and today we can reveal what this piece of precious metal looks like!
The pictures show the cast medal in its gold, silver and bronze forms. One side (face A) is the winning design of 23-year-old Matej Čička from Slovakia, whose creation entitled “Track of Winners” won the International Olympic Committee’s Medal Design Competition earlier this year, chosen from a pool of 300 entries from all over the world.
Described as “modern, fresh and dynamic” by the panel of judges including Olympians and famous designers, Majej’s abstract design and distinctive shape represent the winning athletes and the podium.
Created by the Nanjing 2014 organisers, face B is inspired by the landscape of Nanjing’s historical city, combining the ancient city wall gate, traditional architecture of the region, the Qinhaui River and Nanjing’s famous plum blossoms. The Nanjing 2014 organisers’ goal was to create a design that works in harmony with Majej’s while demonstrating the simple, vivid and youthful characteristics of the host city.
In just a few days’ time we will see who gets their hands on these precious pendants!