Design of 2012 Olympic medals unveiled

The design of the Olympic medals was unveiled this evening to mark one year to go to the London 2012 Games.

Princess Anne and London 2012 Chair Seb Coe unveiled the medals at a special ceremony in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The Olympic medals will be made in Britain and have been designed by British artist David Watkins, an established artist in the field of decorative art.

Mr Watkins said: “Its key symbols juxtapose, front and back, the goddess Nike for the spirit

and tradition of the Games, and the River Thames for the city of London. I hope the medal will be enjoyed and treasured as a record of great personal achievements in 2012.”

The Olympic medals’ circular form is a metaphor for the world.