On the way to the football yesterday I stopped into the British Museum for an hour or so. I got a nice reminder that these Olympics that are having such a big impact now are inspired by our ancient past. With more similarities than you might at first think.
The Museum are also currently running a small exhibition about Olympic medals. Along with some medals from earlier Games, they have these examples of the medals awarded to the 2012 athletes. I also liked seeing the stamps that have been used to make the medals.
I thought the design of the Olympic medals was very strong. Combining modern style with the Games' heritage — but I preferred the look of the Paralympic medals which are more stylised.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.