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    Sochi Olympic Medals Unveiled

    Here's an article with an accompanying video:

    http://rt.com/news/sochi-medals-unveiled-olympics-995/

    Here's a close-up picture:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/zoom-sochi-medals/

    What do you guys think? I think these are probably my favorite design since Nagano.

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    I think they're quite beautiful. I love the graphic texture that's mimicked on the gold and then on the interior.

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    VIETgrlTerifa, I've re-posted your links in the thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...86#post3930986
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-30-2013 at 04:58 PM.
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    I like how detailed the medals are

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    I can only think of one thing to say.

    Gorgeous!!!

    I also love how close in design the Paralympic Medals are to the Olympic ones. They are stunning.

    Well done Sochi and Russian Organizating Commitees!!

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    When I looked on my phone I thought the piece in the middle was an actual piece of fabric. I didn't know what to think of that. Glad to see it is not fabric. They are very nice.
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    I'm so excited to finally see these!

    These are absolutely gorgeous

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    I was afraid of some tragic design but I love them, and those things are HUGE!

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    Very nice.

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    I don't know why but the jagged edges disturb me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    I don't know why but the jagged edges disturb me.
    I don't like that part of the design either. I do like the detailing - is that engraved? And the Paralympic medals are gorgeous.

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    Love them!

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    I like the cleaner look of the Paralympic medals better than the Olympic ones but they're both really good, IMO.
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    I would like the back to be the front and the front to be the back. They look huge!

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    I like them very much -- distincitive but not wacky.

    My personal favourites are still the Vancouver ones, but I am hugely biased ...

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    I love these. They're awesome.

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    Wow! Love them! Paralympics ones are better designed.

    Best medals ever! A combination of Snow Queen’s cracked mirror, Damiani Jewlery designs, clockworks in the back of Patek Philippe watch, in a framework of post-modernist architecture (which is mostly used for Olympic Park structures in Sochi anyway).

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