Commonwealth Games Medals Unveiled To Mark 100-Day Countdown To Event
With their "interlocking circles and elegant design," the medals for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow "lived up to the city’s stylish reputation when they were unveiled" Monday night, according to Shân Ross of the SCOTSMAN. The unveiling of the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were revealed at an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to mark the 100-day countdown to the Games’ Opening Ceremony on July 23. More than 1,380 medals "will be awarded" at 261 medal ceremonies during the Games. Each medal weighs 100g and will be hand-made by jewellers at the Glasgow School of Art (SCOTSMAN, 4/15). The BBC noted the medals were designed by Glasgow-based artist and lecturer Jonathan Boyd. Boyd: "It was trying to do something that reflected Glasgow but also had this feeling of movement, it's what the athletes all do" (BBC, 4/15). Commonwealth Games Chair Lord Smith of Kelvin said, “Our medals are unlike any I have seen before and are a unique representation of the stunning, contemporary vision of Scotland that will be beamed around the world. With just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony, the stage is now well and truly set for an outstanding Commonwealth Games” (Glasgow 2014).