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The origin of the medal
- Nov 23, 2018 -

The winners of the competition, the silver medal and the bronze medal, were awarded to the Olympic Games, the Asian Games and each individual world championship. However, a long time ago, the winner of the sports competition received a prize, which was a circle woven with olive tree laurel branches, namely the "laurel crown". In 1465, at a recreation event held in Zurich, Switzerland, he won a gold medal for the winner of the triple jump. This may be the first time that the winner has not been given the "laurel crown". The winner of the 1895 Olympic Games won this "laurel".

It was not until 1907 that the IOC officially issued a resolution to award the gold, silver and bronze medals to the winners of the Olympic Games at the Executive Committee in The Hague, the Netherlands, and implemented it at the 4th London Olympics that followed.

Since the 8th Paris Olympic Games in 1924, the IOC has further made the following additional decision: In addition to awarding medals, the winners will also issue certificates (certificates).

It was decided to make specific provisions on the design and production of gold, silver and bronze medals: the medals of the first, second and third prizes are not less than 60 mm in diameter and 3 mm in thickness. Among them, the first prize (gold medal) and the second prize (silver medal) medals are made of silver, the purity (including silver) is not less than 92.5%, and the surface of the first prize medal (gold medal) is plated with at least 6 grams of pure gold. These regulations have been in use since the 9th Amsterdam Olympics in 1928.