Incheon, Korea, Sept 29, 2013: The Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) has revealed the design of the medals to be awarded at the 17th Asian Games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, 2014.
Along with the design for the gold, silver and bronze medals, also revealed were the designs of the award certificate and its case, participation medals, certification of participation and its case, award podium, medal tray and the winners’ bouquet.
The designs are the result of an eight-month project between IAGOC and a design consortium in Incheon which went through four design evaluations by top designers in the country. They received the final approval of the Olympic Council of Asia on August 19.
The medal’s motif is a pentagon-shaped symbol representing the five ports of Incheon – Airport, Seaport, Teleport, Leisureport and Businessport – and holds the emblem of the Incheon Asian Games inside. It symbolises the host city of Incheon as the hub of Northeast Asia.
The back of the medal contains the Games’ slogan in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, which was a suggestion by Mr. Song Young-gil, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City. This is the first time that both Korean and English slogans are written on the medals. —- OCA