The Medals and Ribbons to be awarded to athletes competing at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games were unveiled this week with a total of 2253 Medals and 2205 Ribbons produced for the Games.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be presented to the first, second and third placegetters, while ribbons specifically representing fourth, fifth, six, seventh and eighth place will also be presented. All participants who are not in the top eight places will receive a participant’s ribbon.
“That means every athlete taking part in the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games will take home a memento of their participation,” said Games Director Chris Heverin.
“Participation and achieving your own personal best are key themes of the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games. The aim of the Special Olympics movement is to provide people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to realise their full potential, to experience joy and friendship and empower them to become contributing members of society.”
Chris said the design of the Medals is based on the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games logo – the sunburst concept of the logo representing the many different nations, cultures and people taking part in the Games.
“The Medals are die-cut to produce a three dimensional shape, are made of a zinc alloy with an antique finish and feature the brightly coloured logo in the centre.”
“The Medals hang from a ribbon which features the coloured Games logo on a black background.”
The Medals and Ribbons were designed by Kingdom Sports Group who have been involved in designing medals, pins, garments and products for Olympic Committees and Commonwealth Games Associations.