With the coming of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Feb 4th, 2022, let’s first review all gold medals of Olympic Summer Games, the Winter Olympic Games medals will be displayed in another article.
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|Year and city||Medal Dessign||Obverse||Reverse|
|1896 Athens Olympic Medals||The head of the main god Zeus in Greek mythology. Zeus holds a globe in his hand, and the Greek Goddess of Victory stands on the ball. The caption is the Greek word “Olympia”.||The ruins of the Acropolis, printed with the Greek words “1896 Athens International Olympic Games”.|
|1900 Paris Olympic Medals||The winged Goddess of Victory raised her arms and held the laurel wreath in both hands. The background pattern is a view of Paris and a memorial of the World Exposition.||An Olympic champion stands on the podium with his right arm raised high, holding a laurel wreath in his hand. The background pattern is the stadium and the Acropolis|
|1904 St. Louis Olympic|
|An athlete stands on the steps, holding a laurel wreath in his right hand, symbolizing victory, and holding his left hand high. The background pattern shows the division of ancient sports competitions, behind is a Greek temple. The words “Olympia” and the year “1904” are noted||The Greek Goddess of Victory is on the earth. She holds a laurel wreath in her left hand and a palm leaf in her right. In front of her is a large corolla with the names of the competition items written in it; behind her is a bust of Zeus placed on the plinth. The board has the words “ST. LOUIS, USA”|
|1908 London Olympic Medals||Two women wearing laurel wreaths for a young Olympic champion. The words “1908 London Olympics” are engraved at the center bottom.||Statue of Saint George, the patron of England. Legend has it that he killed an evil dragon and rescued the trapped princess.|
|1912 Stockholm Olympic Medals||Scene of two women wearing laurel wreaths for a young Olympic champion.||The notifying officer announced the opening scene of the Olympic Games. On the right is the head of P .H. Ling, the founder of Swedish gymnastics, with the words of the 1912 Stockholm Olympics engraved around it.|
|1916 Berlin Olympic Medals||Not held because of World War I|
|1920 Antwerp Olympic Medals||A tall naked athlete. In his left hand he holds a palm leaf and a laurel wreath that symbolized victory. Behind him is a statue of the goddess of information blowing a trumpet. The background is a cornice with the words “Seventh Olympic Games” engraved in Greek below the beam.||The Antwerp Monument, to commemorate the warrior named Baravo, with the Antwerp Cathedral and the port in the background; the top is engraved with the words “ANVERS MCMXX”, which means Antwerp 1920.|
|1924 Paris Olympic Medals||A naked champion contestant holds a squatting opponent. Below are the five Olympic rings||A harp symbolizing the cultural events of the Olympic Games, and an arched picture of various winter and summer sports equipment. The words “Paris 1924-Eighth Olympic Games” are engraved in the center of the arch.|
|1928 Amsterdam Olympic Medals||From 1928 to 1968, the Olympic medal style continued to use the 1928 design.|
The Goddess of Victory pattern. She holds a palm leaf in her left hand and a corolla worn by the winner in her right hand. On the right, the number, place and year of the Olympic Games are engraved. The background is the ancient Roman arena pattern.
|An Olympic champion is surrounded by the crowd with the Olympic Stadium in the background.|
|1932 Los Angeles Olympic||1936 Berlin Olympics||The 1940 Olympic Games in Japan did not host because of World War II||The 1944 London Olympics Medals did not host because of World War II|
|1948 London Olympic||1952 Helsinki Olympic Games||1956 Melbourne Olympics Medals||1960 Rome Olympics|
|1964 Tokyo Olympic||1968 Mexico City Olympics Medals||Goddess of Victory. She holds a palm leaf in her left hand and a corolla worn by the winner in her right hand. The image of the Goddess of Victory in this Olympics was designed by the Florentine artist Cassioli, and was selected as the front pattern of the Olympic medal in a design competition organized by the International Olympic Committee. This design is still in use now.||An Olympic champion was surrounded by the crowd, and the scene is rejoicing. The background is the Olympic Stadium|
|1972 Munich Olympic Medals||The Goddess of Victory has been in use since the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, and is engraved with the words “The 20th Munich Olympic Games in 1972”.||The twins of Zeus and Leda, patrons of sports games and friendship.|
|1976 Montreal Olympic Medals||Goddess of Victory. She holds a palm leaf in her left hand and a corolla worn by the winner in her right hand||A laurel wreath, it is a symbol of victory since the ancient Olympic Games.|
|1980 Moscow Olympic Medals||Goddess of Victory holding a laurel wreath. In the lower right corner of the front of the medal is a fragment of a large arena, with the words “The 22nd Moscow Olympic Games 1980” written in Cyrillic on the top.||The torch is burning against the backdrop of the stadium, with the emblem of the Moscow Olympics in the upper right corner|
|1984 Los Angeles Olympic Medals||The medal adopts the original pattern of the medal designed by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.|
On the front of the medal is the ancient arena and the Goddess of Victory Nike holding a laurel wreath.
|A group of joyous athletes holding palm leaves holding up the winning athletes. The background is the stadium.|
|1988 Seoul Olympic Medals||The ancient arena and the Goddess of Victory holding a laurel wreath and the words “26th Seoul Olympic Games”.||A dove that symbolizes peace, it is soaring, with a laurel branch in its mouth.|
|1992 Barcelona Olympic Medals||The image of Nike, the Goddess of Victory, has a modern style and is engraved with the words The 25th Barcelona Olympic Games 1992″.||The emblem of the Barcelona Olympic Games.|
The designer of the medal is sculptor Chável Corberto.
|1996 Atlanta Olympic Medals||The statue of Nike, the Goddess of Victory, has been used since the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Nike’s left hand is holding a palm leaf, and his right hand is raised above his head, holding the winner’s laurel wreath.||The 1996 Olympic Games logo and olive branch.|
|2000 Sydney Olympic Medals||The seated Goddess Nike holds the wreath of honor above her head in one hand, and hold a bunch of palm leaves in her arms that symbolized victory. Next to her is a Greek-style urn, and underneath are branches of the Australian national flower Acacia tree.||The waves of the sea in Sydney Harbour connect the Sydney Opera House and the torch of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with the Olympic rings covering the center.|
|2004 Athens Olympic Medals||Since the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the design of the front of the medal was modified for the first time to reflect the Greek characteristics. Goddess of Victory Nike stands up, and plugged in wings, fly to the stadium, to bring victory to the best athletes.||The Olympia flame; the first few lines of the Olympian ode written by the ancient Greek poet Pinda in 460 BC; the emblem of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.|
|2008 Beijing Olympic Medals||The pattern uniformly prescribed by the International Olympic Committee-the Greek Goddess of Victory standing with wings and the Greek Panathinaco Arena.||It is inlaid with a jade, and the emblem of the Beijing Olympic Games is engraved on the metal figure in the middle of the back.|
|2012 London Olympic Medals||The statue of Nike, the Goddess of Victory. Above the goddess is printed the host city of the Olympic Games London, the host year 2012, and the Olympic rings.||The London Olympics 2012 Logo is engraved on the center of the back, and there are criss-cross lines on the side, symbolizing the pulse of the London city, and in the center of the medal there is a winding River Thames.|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Medals||The Greek goddess Nike. On the top of the goddess is printed Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the Olympic Games and the year 2016. Of course, the five rings symbol representing the Olympics cannot be missing.||Abstract design with the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016 Logo engraved on the back|
|2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals||The statue of the Goddess of Victory, has a strong three-dimensional sculpture around it that expresses the theme of glory and glory.||In the center is the emblem of the Tokyo Olympics, with sculptures representing the theme of brilliance and glory.|