May 16, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT
For those intently waiting for the IOC to reveal the Sochi Olympics medals – and yes, we’ve received emails – you only have to hold out a couple more weeks. The medals will be unveiled by Sochi organizing CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko at the IOC’s meeting in St. Petersburg on May 30.
“A record number of events will be contested in Sochi, therefore a record number of medals – about 1,300 – will be minted,” Sochi organizers said in a statement Thursday. “Sochi medals will have a unique design, different from all previous editions of the Olympic Games, underlining the originality and distinctiveness of Russia.”
We’re not sure which way the Russians will lean in their design, but the Winter medals have varied quite a bit recently: In Vancouver they were warped and misshapen, in Torino they had a hole in the center, in Salt Lake they weren’t exactly round, and in Sarajevo they were just shy of being square.
We’re excited to see what comes, but we still have to wait two more weeks. Until then: courage.
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