July 2024

How are Olympic medals designed for the 2024 Paris Olympics?

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The Olympic medals for the 2024 Paris Olympics are designed with a unique concept that incorporates a piece of original iron from the Eiffel Tower.

Here are the key design elements and facts about the medals:

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Design Elements

  1. Hexagon Shape: The original iron from the Eiffel Tower is featured in a hexagon shape in the center of each medal. This geometric shape has special meaning, as mainland France is nicknamed "The Hexagon" for its approximate shape.
  2. Radiance: 3D lines along the medal beyond the hexagon add radiance so that the medals will flash from afar.
  3. Setting: The hexagon is affixed to the medal by a claw setting typically associated with precious jewelry. The claws are in the shape of the "Clous de Paris" to reflect the rivets of the Eiffel Tower.

Unique Features

  1. Eiffel Tower Insert: Each medal features a piece of original iron from the Eiffel Tower, which is a symbol of Paris and France.
  2. Gold, Silver, and Bronze: The medals are made of gold, silver, and bronze, with the Eiffel Tower insert in the center.
  3. Design Inspiration: The design was inspired by the craftsmanship of the Place Vendôme workshops and reflects the shared ability of all LVMH Houses to inspire dreams.


  1. Chaumet: The medals were designed by artisans at the renowned Chaumet House of Jewellery, a part of the luxury LVMH group.
  2. French Mint: The medals will be manufactured at the Hôtel de la Monnaie (the French Mint) on the left bank of the Seine River.

Other Details

  1. Number of Medals: There will be 5084 Olympic and Paralympic medals.
  2. Diameter and Thickness: The medals have a diameter of 85mm and a thickness of 9.2mm.
  3. Eiffel Tower Insert Weight: The Eiffel Tower insert weighs 18g.
  4. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Weights: The gold medal weighs 529g, the silver medal weighs 525g, and the bronze medal weighs 455g.

Overall, the 2024 Paris Olympics medals are a unique and memorable design that incorporates the iconic Eiffel Tower and reflects the craftsmanship and history of France.


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