The origin of gold medal,trophies and brocades




A gold medal is a reward or proof issued to a winner in various sports events. It is generally made of metal and is divided into gold, silver and bronze medals, which are awarded to the first, second and third respectively.
Medals do not exist from the beginning. In the earliest sporting events, the winner's prize was a "laurel crown" woven from olive branches or cassia branches. In the first Olympic Games in 1896, the prizes won by the winners were such “laurels”, which lasted until 1907. That year, the International Olympic Committee held an executive committee in The Hague, the Netherlands, to formally approve the gold medal, silver medal and bronze medal for the winners of the Olympic Games.

Since the 8th Paris Olympic Games in 1924, the International Olympic Committee has further made a supplementary decision to award medals. It is clearly stated that in addition to the medals(police medal), the winners of the Olympic Games will also be awarded a certificate of award. The medals of the first, second and third prizes shall be not less than 60 mm in diameter and 3 mm in thickness. Gold and silver medals are made of silver and their silver content must not be less than 92.5%. The surface of the gold medal is also gold plated and not less than 6 grams of pure gold.
Regarding the origin of the trophy, there is such a saying in the world. In England, a king named Edward was killed. When he took over a glass of wine from others, he only looked back and drank, but someone behind him stabbed him. This change made the British form a tradition at the banquet, as long as the owner toasted the guests with the glasses, the person who took the glass and the people around him stood up, and the people standing next to them stood up Drinking people are surrounded by groups to show protection. This wine glass used in the banquet etiquette is known as the "Love Cup" and becomes a gift dedicated to the finest guests. People gave the "Love Cup" to the winners of the sports events, and expressed their warm congratulations, which is now the trophy.
The brocade was first appeared in the Chinese Shang and Zhou dynasties of more than 3,000 BC. At that time, it only referred to an archery movement. In the Tang Dynasty, the championship was officially a symbol of the victory of sports events. The dragon boat race is one of the biggest sports events in the Tang Dynasty. In the past dynasties, the purpose of the dragon boat race was purely to commemorate the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan. But in the Tang Dynasty, the dragon boat race became a special competition. In order to rank the contestants, people specially inserted a long cymbal in the water, and hang a bright color brocade called "the trophy" or "color label". The first dragon boat to win the championship was the ultimate winner, and the dragon boat was called "winning". Since then, the "standard" has become the champion's reference.

This is the source of medals(zinc alloy medal), trophies and brocades. Through today's introduction, is there a little more understanding of these three things that symbolize good meaning?
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