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ST. PETERSBURG, May 30 (R-Sport) - Russia unveiled the Sochi 2014 Olympic medal set on Thursday, opting for a two-color design evoking the jagged Caucasus mountain range.
Nearly 1,300 medals are being produced for Russia's first Winter Games, which run February 7-23.
"I'm sure these great awards have already gone down in history and will find their heroes," organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said.
"I'm sure they will find lots of Russian owners, but I wish all foreign competitors well too."
The gold, silver and bronze medals, weighing 460 grams to 531 grams, have their respective metals act as a border to a greyscale design in the background.
The design, he said, reflects the "eternal values of Russia," but also the "innovative approach to the Games."
In total, a record 98 sets of medals will be up for grabs in 15 sports.
The Paralympic medals weigh slightly more and feature braille.
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