Exposure of the medals for the Youth Olympic Games
Today, the 4th of August 2010, the first medals for the Youth Olympic Games were unveiled. This is an additional excitement for the athletes, as they are preparing their arrival in Singapore.
Competition takes place between 15 and 26 August, where the best performing athletes will be awarded this specially designed medal.
The obverse design was created by Setsuko Fukuzawa from Japan, winner of the Medal Design Competition held by the International Olympic Committee in the build-up to Singapore 2010. Her medal features the flames and waves, symbolising the Olympic spirit and the cheering of athletes. The reverse side features the mythical lion synonymous with Singapore, and emblem for the Games, which represents the spirit of youth.
You can find below the link to the making of the medals video: