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Commonwealth Games Medals: Past and Present



Kachulski D (2014) Commonwealth Games Medals: Past and Present. [] 14.05.2014.

This research article was published on the Division of Communications, Media and Culture's official blog. To honour and celebrate the sporting achievements and physical strength of athletes, the Ancient Greeks used to place a wreath of olive branches on the heads of the winners. For the first time, during the Athens Olympics in 1896, the winning athletes received medals. For the past 114 years the medals awarded at sporting events have had similar shape and design – a solid circular piece of metal with engravings on either side displaying royal, cultural and institutional symbols – based on honour and tradition...

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Mr Damyan Kachulski

Mr Damyan Kachulski

PhD Researcher, Communications, Media and Culture

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