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Obverse face of the medal

Obverse face of the medal

Reverse side of the medal

Reverse side of the medal

The medal for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is designed with
inspiration coming from “bi”,
China’s ancient jade piece inscribed with
dragon pattern. The medals, made of gold and jade,
symbolize nobility
and virtue and are embodiment of traditional Chinese values of ethics
and honor, sending forth strong Chinese flavor.

The medals are 70mm in diameter and 6mm in thickness. On the front
side,
the medal adopts standard design prescribed by the International
Olympic Committee.
While on the back, the medal is inlaid with jade
with the Beijing Games emblem engraved in
the metal centerpiece. The
design inspiration of the medal hook derives from jade “huang”,
a
ceremonial jade piece with decoration of double dragon pattern and
“Pu”, the reed mat pattern.

Noble and elegant, the Beijing Olympic Games medal is a blending of
traditional Chinese culture and the Olympism. It gives the winners of
the Games great honor and acclamation as recognition of their
achievement.

Note: bi, a flat jade disc with a circular hole in the center

Huang, a semi circular jade ornament

Obverse side of the Medal and the Ribbon

Obverse side of the Medal and the Ribbon

Reverse side of the Medal and the Ribbon

Reverse side of the Medal and the Ribbon