Introduction to the origin and classification of Metal Sports Medal
The Olympic Games, Asian Games and various individual world championships all award the winners of the competition gold, silver and bronze medals. However, a long time ago, the prize for winners in sports competitions was a circle made of olive laurel branches, that is, the "laurel crown". In 1465, at a fun fair held in Zurich, Switzerland, the winner of the triple jump event was awarded a gold medal. This may be the first time that the winner has not been given a "laurel". The winners of the first Olympic Games in 1895 won such a "laurel".
It was not until 1907 that the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee held in The Hague, the Netherlands, officially made the decision to award the Olympic winners gold, silver and bronze medals, and it was implemented at the 4th London Olympics.
Since the 8th Paris Olympic Games in 1924, the International Olympic Committee has further made the following supplementary decision: In addition to awarding medals, the winners will also be issued certificates (certificates).
It was decided to make specific regulations on the design and production of gold medals, silver medals and bronze medals: the diameter of the medals for the first, second and third prizes shall not be less than 60 mm and the thickness shall be 3 mm. Among them, the first prize (gold medal) and second prize (silver medal) medals are made of silver with a purity (silver content) of not less than 92.5%, and the surface of the first prize medal (gold medal) is plated with at least 6 grams of pure gold. These regulations have been used since the 9th Amsterdam Olympic Games in 1928.
Metal Sports Medal according to the different shapes, it can be divided into: Round medals, Square medals, and award plates.
Common medal materials: Metal Sports Medal made of aluminum, iron, zinc alloy, copper, gold, silver and other materials, but also made of stone, wood, resin, organic matter, or even a combination of several.
According to the different process materials, it can be divided into: bronze medal, aluminum plate screen printing brand, stainless steel brand, titanium gold medal, sand gold medal, pile gold medal, gold-plated medal, automobile baking paint brand, flat printing brand.
According to different uses, awards can be divided into: advanced individual medals, advanced collective medals, authorized medals, franchise medals, and membership medals.