Further informationMedals for the Summer Olympics often feature Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. After all, earning an Olympic medal is a true moment of victory. In fact, medals are awarded during the Victory Ceremonies following the events!A great deal of work goes into creating each Olympic medal. For example, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the process of crafting each medal took about 10 hours!
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