“The winners’ medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were revealed Wednesday, exactly one year before the event’s opening ceremony. And they feature an unlikely design quirk: The medals will be made using old cellphones and other electronics.
Selected following a nationwide competition, the newly unveiled designs have a pebble-like appearance and will measure 8.5 centimeters in diameter. As in recent Olympics, the front face will feature an image of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
But unlike in previous years, all the medals will be produced from gold, silver and bronze (in this case, copper and zinc) that has been stripped from donated cellphones and other electronics.”
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