News 2018 European Championships medals unveiled to mark 50 days to go
It is the coveted prize every athlete wants to go home with, and to mark 50 Days to go to the 2018 European Championships the medals to be presented to the seven sports in Glasgow and Berlin were revealed to the public for the first time. A total of 1647 medals will be awarded across the 11 days of competition (2 to 12 August 2018) in Scotland and Berlin: 600 in Aquatics, 270 in Gymnastics, 237 in Rowing, 30 in Triathlon, 162 in Cycling, 60 in Golf and 288 in Athletics.
The unique, beautifully crafted medals have been specially designed by Touch of Ginger, for this inaugural multi-sport event, as the unifying element for the seven individual European Sports Federations. The same medal design, bold and dynamic with a contemporary triangular prism form inspired by the European Championships emblem, is used over all seven sports, but are personalised by putting each sports own Federation and EC 2018 logo on the back. Each medal is hung from a ribbon featuring a striking crystal design that builds to a full spectrum of rainbow colours that capture the spirit of this multi-sport event.
"Fantastic and memorable design"
Martyn Rooney, two-time reigning European 400m champion, said, “I’m looking forward to racing in the Berlin Olympic stadium again. It’s where I helped Great Britain to 4x400m silver medals at the 2009 World Championships. Obviously, I’m looking to win again and become the first man to take three 400m titles, but it will be a thrill just to be on the podium and have one of these stunning medals hung around my neck.”
Frank Kowalski, CEO for Berlin 2018, commented: “This is a fantastic and memorable design which will truly honour the champions and other medallists at the European Athletics Championships. For those athletes that are presented with these medals it will be a striking lifelong reminder of what they achieved in Berlin and what these inaugural European Championships represent.”
There is still time for the public to book their seats to enjoy this truly world-class festival of European sport and to see the medals presented to the winning athletes.
About 200,000 tickets for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships have already been sold but seats and packages are still available.