“I’m proud that together with Designworks we managed to compress so many stories into our medal design. These unique stories tell the history of Olympiapark, pay tribute to Munich as the host city and most importantly place the athletes at the centre,” explains Weber. The summary of the efforts of the past two years is a positive one: “We challenged the status quo of medal design and succeeded thanks to this great cooperation.”
A total of 1,300 medals in gold, silver and bronze will be handed out across all nine Olympic sports, with each being specific to their sport. Therefore, the ribbon includes not only the sport icon but also the corresponding sport colour. Nevertheless, the overall design and feel will be the very same to bring in another unifying element to the event. The medal design is bold and dynamic with a contemporary triangular prism form inspired by the European Championships' ‘Mark of a Champion’ star.