The medals for the XXII Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 are set to be produced by the Russian jewellery company ADAMAS. ADAMAS has been named the Official supplier to the Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in the category "Jewellery, Precious metals, Gems and Medals". The deal was signed by the President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADAMAS, Andrei Sidorenko. Under the agreement, the company's jewelers will manufacture and supply around 1300 official Olympic and Paralympic gold, silver and bronze medals. This will be the record number of medals produced for a Winter Olympic Games, due to the highest ever number of sport events included in the Sochi 2014 Games program.
The design of the medals for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be unveiled within 2 months – in May, 2013.
Under the terms of the agreement, ADAMAS will have the right to use the following titles: "Official supplier to the Sochi 2014 Games" and "Official supplier to the Russian Olympic Committee". In addition to this, the company has been granted the right to use the marks of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the Russian Olympic Committee.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADAMAS, Andrei Sidorenko, commented:
"We are extremely proud of the fact that the medals which will pass through the hands of our company's master jewellers are going to be the symbol of victory at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. Russia's gold has long enjoyed worldwide renown, as has the history of Russian sport.”
The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, commented:
"The Olympic medals are the most famous sporting trophies in the world and every athlete will be dreaming of and fighting to earn one at the Games in Sochi. I am certain that the Olympic and Paralympic medals produced by the most experienced craftsmen at ADAMAS will not only be a symbol of victory, but a but a real decoration for the 2014 Games in Sochi."
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The jewellery firm ADAMAS was founded in 1993.
ADAMAS is the biggest manufacturer of jewellery items in Russia (top in terms of the volume of production of jewellery items made of precious metals, according to data from the Assay Chamber for 2011). The jewellery plant was founded in 1993 and is the undisputed leader in gold chain production - every 3rd gold chain sold in Russia is produced by ADAMAS. The company has been operating its own retail network since 1994. The firm counts all of the biggest retail networks and stores among its partners. It is one of the biggest jewellery chains in Russia, with 200 stores at present. There are over 30,000 items of jewellery in the ADAMAS range, including over 3000 lines of own-brand gold chains. Among the company's partners are over 3000 wholesale and retail businesses in Russia - from Kaliningrad to South Sakhalinsk.