The first of 4,259 medals that will be awarded at this summer’s TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Parapan Am Games have been unveiled to the public. They tell the rich story of the “People’s Games” through a beautifully-layered design that showcases innovation and inclusion. The medals were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint using materials from three of Barrick's mines across the Americas.
“The gold, silver and copper that we’ve produced for the medals not only symbolize the training, teamwork and excellence of the athletes who will earn them. They symbolize the training, teamwork and commitment to excellence of the Barrick people who work at our mines around the world,” said Barrick Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky. “We couldn’t be prouder of them.”
The gold for the medals is from Barrick's Hemlo mine in Canada; the silver comes from the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic; and the copper used to make the bronze medals comes from the Zaldívar mine in Chile.
The Pan Am Games will run from July 10–26 followed by the Parapan Am Games August 7–15.
Watch the amazing stories of teamwork, perseverance and excellence behind the medals: