Did you know? Fast facts about the Olympic medals

PyeongChang 2018 will feature 102 medal events of which 50 are FIS events. Below are some fast facts about the medals that will reward the performances of the world’s best Olympic winter athletes.

  • The medals were created by the celebrated designer Lee Suk-woo, who incorporated Hangeul – the Korean alphabet and the foundation of Korean culture – into their design.
  • The edge of the medals features consonants from the Hangeul alphabet to spell "Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018".
  • The front bears the Olympic rings along with diagonal lines symbolising Olympic history and determination of the participants. The back lists the sports discipline, event and the Games' emblem.
  • The lanyard ribbon, created using traditional Gapsa fabric, is light teal and light red with patterns that represent "the delicate and refined beauty of Korea".
  • Each medal is 92.6 mm in diameter and averages 6.91 mm in thickness. The gold, silver and bronze medals weigh 586 grams, 580 grams and 493 grams, respectively.
  • Across 102 events, a total of 222 medals will be awarded to the athletes. Five sets will be set aside in case of a tie.