Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

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Sochi Unveils Medals for 2014 Winter Olympics

The medals are designed to feature a "patchwork quilt" representing the different regions of Russia.

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    The gold and silver paralympic medals.

    Sochi organizers have unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics featuring a "patchwork quilt" design representing the different regions of Russia.

    Organizers produced a record 1,300 medals for the Olympics and Paralympics, which will be held in the Black Sea resort next February and March. The medals depict the sun's rays reflecting through a prism of mountains and beaches.

    The design was approved Thursday by the IOC executive board.

    The medals are 0.4 inches thick and 4 inches in diameter.

    The Olympic gold medals weigh 16 ounces. A total of 6.6 pounds of gold was used to make the medals, which are gold-plated.

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