London Olympics news are most hot topics around the world. A medal ceremony is held after each Olympic event is concluded. The winner, second and third-place competitors or teams stand on top of a three-tiered rostrum to be awarded their respective medals. It is very exciting to see which country will win most of the medals and dominate the London 2012 Olympics. Previously china and USA dominated the Beijing Olympic. Every athlete, country strives to win a medals. The medals of the 2012 Olympic Games will be awarded in a total of 302 Victory Ceremonies, taking places at different venues across the United Kingdom. These gorgeous beautiful medals have been designed by David Watkins. he is in production at the Royal Mint headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales. Many peoples are visiting London in this occasion. For visitors map of the London city (JPEG image format PDF Format) is essential. Also London’s Tube Map and Central London Bus Map [PDF 1MB] is necessary. You can also Watch London Olympics 2012 Live on Official IOC YouTube.
The Olympic medals’ circular form is a metaphor for the world. The front of the medal always depicts the same imagery at the Summer Games – the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike, stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon to arrive in the Host City.
Photo Courtesy: NBC-Olympics
How the Medal is Formed
– The London 2012 Olympic medals weigh 375-400g, are 85mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
– The gold medal is made up of 92.5% silver and 1.34% gold, with the remainder copper (a minimum of 6g of gold).
– The silver medal is made up of 92.5% silver, with the remainder copper.
– The bronze medal is made up of 97.0% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.
The medals can be seen at the British Museum throughout the Games.
Live Updated Olympics 2012 Medal Table
Official website for Olympics 2012 Medal Count.