Medals for 2010 Commonwealth Games unveiled

     The Organising Committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games today unveiled the victory medals for XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi unveiled the victory medals here at the OC headquarters. The medals for Delhi 2010 are a product of excellence and reflect the spirit of the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, a testament to brilliance and success of the athletes. "Indian athletes won 50 medals in the 2006 Games. We hope 70 of these wonderful medals will be won by Indian athletes. India finished fourth in the medal tally at Melbourne. We're hopeful of moving to the third place this time," said Kalmadi. "The Prime Minister has given us Rs 700 crore for training of athletes, I am confident that will reflect in India's medal tally," added Kalmadi. The medal design is clean and simple and the dominant form that gives it dynamism is a rising upward spiral that starts taking shape from the plain textured base, gradually becoming the highlight of the medal. The front of the medal has the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi logo and dates. The back has the emblem of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The medal is 6 mm thick with a diameter of 63.5 mm. The signature element's starting fin is raised by 1 mm and it rises up to 3 mm on the last fin. The embossed logo and date is raised by 1mm. OC CWG Delhi 2010 has ordered a total of 1,408 medals, which includes multiple medals for team events. The cost of producing each gold medal is Rs 5,539, while every silver medal costs Rs 4,818 and a bronze medal Rs 4,529. The total cost of producing these medals is Rs 81, 08,566 including the price of the boxes and lanyards.

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