National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
24 July 2019
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal design has been unveiled

The design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals reflects the concept that in order to achieve glory, athletes have to strive for victory on a daily basis.

The medals resemble rough stones that have been polished and which now shine, with “light” and “brilliance” their overall themes. The medals collect and reflect myriad patterns of light, symbolising the energy of the athletes and those who support them; their design is intended to symbolise diversity and represent a world where people who compete in sports and work hard are honoured. The brilliance of the medals’ reflections signifies the warm glow of friendship depicted by people all over the world holding hands.

medal gold.jpg

medal gold 2.jpg

In order to come up with a range of designs from which to choose, Tokyo 2020 held a competition open to professional designers and design students which attracted more than 400 entries.
International Olympic Committee regulations stipulate that obverse medal design should include the following elements:

  • Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of the Panathinaikos Stadium
  • The official name of the respective Games, in this case the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • the Olympic five rings symbol

Source: tokyo2020.org


Share: