The organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have unveiled the designs for the medals. And they are unusual. The medals that will hang from the necks of the winning athletes in each game will be eco friendly.
The most interesting thing about the medals is that they’re made out of recovered materials from used electronics. Between April 2017 and March 2019, people from all over Japan donated their small electronic devices, from which officials could recover the gold, silver, and bronze. So these medals will be even more unique compared to previous medals from previous Olympics.
The committee says that engineers were able to recover 32kg of gold, 3,500kg of silver and 2,200kg of bronze, 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc, from a staggering 78,985 tons of electronics. That figure includes 6.21 million old mobile phones that were handed over at NTT DoCoMo stores across the country.
One thing is for sure, Tokyo sure knows how to throw a party. They are doing a great job of making the 2020 Olympics a unique affair. They have robots to help on the field and now they have recycled medals for the athletes. These games should be very memorable to all those who attend.
Latest Geeky Gadgets Deals
Disclosure: Some of our articles include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, Geeky Gadgets may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.