2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi Gold Medals Unveiled (Photo)

The futuristic Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics was previously unveiled, and now we have been given a look at the gold medals that the elite athletes will be fighting for. Like the Olympic torch, the Sochi gold medals are much different than what we have seen in the past. The medals are very unique and may be one of the best medal designs in recent memory.

From the design on the ribbon to the engravings on the actual medal, there is a lot to like about these.

Here are the gold medals that will be handed out to the best athletes in the world:

Photo via International Olympic Committee

Here is a look at all of the medals:

As for when the Olympics will kick off, it all starts with the torch bearing relay this fall. The Olympic torch relay will begin on October 7 and track a course that spans 65,000 kilometers — or for us Americans who are still behind and not using the metric system, is more than one and a half times the circumference of the Earth.It will be the longest torch relay in Winter Olympics history.

What do you think of the Sochi medals? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

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