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VIDEO: Making of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals

We won 26 of these at the 2010 games. Here’s a video that shows wow the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals were created.

Facts by Numbers:
* 2.05 – kilograms of gold used in production of medals
* 30 – number of steps in fabrication process
* 95 millimetres – width of Paralympic medal
* 100 millimetres – diameter of Olympic medals
* 399 – medals for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games
* 500 grams to 576 g – weight of medals, among the heaviest in Olympic and Paralympic history.
* 615 – medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
* 903 – kilograms of copper used in production of bronze medals
* 1,950 – kilograms of silver used in production of medals
* 1976 – the last year the Royal Canadian Mint created medals for the Olympic Games

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