The Coveted Spoils for the Victors in Sochi

sochi medal lady

This is what our skaters will be competing for next year in February: the elusive Olympic medals.

The design:

sochi 2014 medals design

Sochi 2014 medals all

sochi medals

The coveted gold Olympic medal:

Russia Sochi Medals

The silver:

Russia Sochi Medals

The bronze:

Russia Sochi Medals

The Paralympic medals.

Sochi paralympic

Russia Sochi Medals

Despite the debacle that was the mascot selection for the Sochi Olympics (both the initial slate of candidates as well as the allegedly rigged voting process to vote for the winners), I must admit that these medals are absolutely gorgeous. The Vancouver Olympic medals had a more earthy feel to them which I find to suit the feel of Vancouver. These medals are elaborate and flashy though not in a tacky way, which is definitely not in line with Russian figure skating costumes. Oh well. That’s fine with me.

What do you think of the medals for Sochi?

~The Rinkside Cafe

Edit: The people at ontd_skating have provided a picture of previous Winter Olympics medals. I personally like all the ones after 2002 Salt Lake (aka Turin and Vancouver).

Winter Olympic medals

And just for fun, I’ll throw in this picture of the medal designs for the Summer Olympics. You can see that the Winter Olympic medals are a lot more interesting and varied.

Summer Olympic medals

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. :)
    May 31, 2013 @ 14:03:06

    hopefully tessa and scott will get the gold one 🙂

    Reply

  2. Trackback: Olympic Figure Skating Starts in Less than 24 Hours! | The Rinkside Cafe

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