International Olympic Committee unveils PyeongChang 2018 medals

International Olympic Committee unveils PyeongChang 2018 medals

The medals feature the hangeul consonants ㅍ, ㅊ, ㄷ, ㅇ, ㄱ, ㄹ, ㅁ on their bodies, which represent the Korean words for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, enter a special event in NY hosted by South Korea's Olympic organizing committee on September 20, 2017, to promote the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea's PyeongChang.

Earlier, the South Korean president proposed the two Koreas form a unified team for the upcoming Olympic Games in South Korea.

Each medal is 92.6 mm in diameter and averages 6.91 mm in thickness.

South Korea's previous hosting of the 1988 Seoul Summer Games featured a medal design that had been used since the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. "And the finished products came out a lot better than I'd expected".

The edges of the medals are inscribed with "2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics" in hangul.

"The moment when the name "PyeongChang" was echoed across the meeting hall in Durban, Republic of South Africa in 2011 is vividly remembered by the Korean people".

Bach added that the IOC had been in contact with the governments on the peninsula and said there was "no doubt being raised about the Olympic Winter Games in 2018". Now we have 141 days to go until the cauldron is lit at the Olympic Stadium, signaling the start of the Games.

President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Lee Hee-beom, bottom left, Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-hwan, bottom third from left, and other participants pose for a picture after unveiling the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics medals at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul on Thursday.

While Pocog revealed the medals in front of the local and worldwide media in the heart of Seoul, Moon unveiled the medals to a global audience halfway around the world in NY at an evening event titled "PyeongChang 2018 at the Met: Celebrating the Olympic Winter Games for Peace". And under Wednesday's event's theme of, "Celebrating the Olympic Winter Games for Peace", the South Korean leader expressed his hope that Pyeongchang 2018 will be the most peaceful Winter Olympics ever. "We are fully geared toward preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote the Olympic Spirit and boost the citizens' national pride".