The making of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals

The design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals reflects the concept that, to achieve glory, athletes have to strive for victory on a daily basis. The medals resemble rough stones that have been polished and now shine, with “light” and “brilliance” their overall themes.

The medals collect and reflect myriad patterns of light, symbolising the energy of the athletes and those who support them. International Olympic Committee regulations stipulate that the obverse medal design should include the following elements: -Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of the Panathinaikos Stadium -The official name of the respective Games, in this case Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 -The Olympic five rings symbol