Olympic medals change every year, and it's been a long evolution to get to the design that the Games have today. Relive some of the designs, starting with the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
1980 Lake Placid Olympics
These are two gold medals from the 1980 Games in Lake Placid, New York. This medal, which depicts a hand raised with an Olympic torch in front of mountains on the front and a pine branch with cones on the back , was designed by Tiffany and Co.
1984 Sarajevo Olympics
This is a silver medal from the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The front depicts a snowflake with the Olympics rings above it and the back displays an athlete wearing a crown and wreath.
1988 Calgary Olympics
These two gold medals are from the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, Canada. The front displays a snowflake with the Olympics rings while the back features a Native American and skis, skate blades, luge, a rifle, ski sticks and a bob.
1992 Albertville Olympics
This is a gold medal from the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France. The composition features crystal and was the first time it was created in glass. The design is the Olympic rings in front of a background of mountains.
1994 Lillehammer Olympics
This is a gold medal from the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The medal features granite as the main material to reflect the host nation's surplus of the material. The design features the Olympic rings slightly sideways with snow-like gold at the bottom.