toronto pan am games 2015 medals

This is what the Pan Am Games medals will look like

As the Toronto Pan Am Games countdown clock ticks ever closer to its July 10 opening date, another piece of the Games has been unveiled: The design of the bronze, silver and gold medals more than 6,000 athletes from across the continent will be vying for.

The gold, silver and bronze medals, weighing in at 350 grams each, were designed in part by noted MĂŠtis artist Christi Belcourt, and produced in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mint. The asymmetrical design feature swooshlike alloy inlays (meant to represent the various countries taking part, according to the organizers). Visual appeal aside, this year's medals feature a notable upgrade: They'll include Braille writing for the first time (spelling "Toronto 2015" on the back of the medal).

Ok, designers and would-be experts -- what do you think? Are these medals we can be proud to show off to the world?


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