Olympic Medals 2010 Made Of Recycled Parts and Beautiful

via Vancouver2010.comvia Vancouver2010.com

There are a lot of firsts and innovative ideas going into the 2010 Olympic medals. There are also a lot of people making a great effort to make sure that the 2010 Olympic medals are worthy of their Olympic winners. Two of these people are Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel.

Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel are the Olympic Medals for the 2010 Vancouver winter games designers. Each one of the medals showcases a different section of Corrine Hunt's two artworks: the orca whale and the raven. "As unique as the world's top athletes and their awe-inspiring performances, every medal won at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be a one-of-a-kind work of art" (TECK).

The Olympic 2010 medals are also designed in such a way that their form is undulated; they have a wavy appearance. This wavy appearance is inspired by Vancouver's landscape. The Paralympic 2010 medals are square.

In addition to the artwork and the new innovative form of each medals there is also an environmental quality to them. Each medal (gold, silver and bronze) is made from recycled ewaste, used electronics such as TVs, computers, and keyboards, etc. To watch the making of these precious medals take a look at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Athlete Medals video here.


For more information about these medals or the 2020 Vancouver Olympics visit Vancouver2010.com.


Via Trendhunter and Crave and TECK

Oct 21, 2009
by Anonymous


Thanks for this, Gloria. Quick question: do you have a contact at the Olympics who can tell me where the ewaste comes from? Please email me at lori@lorihope.com. Thanks much!