Tag: medal

Let the Games begin! New medals for the Olympic Games in Rio

2488! This is how many medals there are to win for athletes, over all disciplines, during the Olympic Games. The medals, commonly made of gold, silver or bronze, are the most sustainable ones in the Games’ history.

Flashback to the Ghent World Fair of 1913

The collection on show in the National Bank of Belgium’s Museum not only features banknotes and coins, but also has an array of medals. To mark this year’s centenary of the 1913 Ghent World Fair, this Object of the Month focuses the spotlight on the medals that were made on the occasion of this exhibition.