Skip to comments.Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals to Be Made of Recycled Cell Phones and Laptops
Posted on 07/29/2019 5:24:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
As we hit exactly one year mark until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the countdown has begunand with that, the unveiling of the medals that the best athletes in the world will take home next summer.
The medals boast the classic designs that fans see every four years as stipulated by the Interantional Olympic Committee, according to Tokyo 2020: Nike, the Greek goddess of victory; the name of the host city; and the five Olympic rings.
What makes these medals special to Japan, though, is the public input and assistance that went into their creation.
For starters, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games began the medal-making process with a design competition. More than 400 entries were submitted, but only onefrom Japanese designer Junichi Kawanishiwas chosen for the design of the roughly 5,000 medals for the Games.
Once a design was set, they needed metals to create the gold, silver, and bronze prizes. Japan took a sustainable route for this: In April of 2017, they began sourcing metals from recycled and used cell phones, laptops, handheld games, and cameras for the medals.
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Gold is gold.
so they’ll be lumpy ?
I think it’s a good thing they’re doing, especially with all the plastic crap from the ocean, but . . .
This post is still DANG!-worthy.
Beats using recycled US steel to make bombs.
(That comment got me banned from a reddit thread a couple days ago.)
And some of the women athletes will be recycled men.
Maybe they can recycle Jean FTA Kerry’s purple hearts.
Oh sure, win a medal, then be locked into a single ecosystem for a minimum of two years? No thanks. /jk Thanks Tolerance Sucks Rocks.
My buddy won the gold in 1996 inaugural beach volleyball Got a chance to sit and fondle his gold medal it was not solid gold but it was a very handsome piece
Oh heck no. If it’s not gold, I’m not competing.
And somebody cares?
Go for the iGold.
I think we should discuss all of the events that have been left out of the Olympics
Like Interpretive dance
Open to ideas..
A couple of mils of gold plating over silver, is all.
"Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold. All Olympic medals must be at least 60mm in diameter and 3mm thick."
Atoms dont care where they have been
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