Somehow it’s appropriate
I’m not sure what the thinking behind the design of the 2012 Olympic medals really was, but I found it instantly reminiscent of an iconic piece of contemporary British culture: the scratched tag train window.
On top of which the fact that the design is also too big to fit in the pockets of Team GB’s uniforms just speaks fucking volumes, doesn’t it?
The medals are so thick, the uniform designers of Team GB have had to make some last minute changes.
The pockets of the athletes’ formal suits have been adjusted to accommodate the medals’ 85mm diameter, 375 -400 gram weight and 7mm thick.