Olympic Games Participation Medals : Olympic Games Participation Medals donated by Gordy Crawford.
Sapporo 1972
Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972 Participation Medal

Front: Sapporo Olympic emblem with the Rising Sun (symbol of Japan), a snowflake and the Olympic rings.

Back: Two large arrows attached to stylized athlete.
Medals presented in plastic case.

Designer: Shigeo Fukuda
Mint: Mint Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Osaka, Japan
Fun fact(s):
The back design of the medal represents the noble spirit of sportsmanship conceived as the forward sweep of an arrow depicting a human form in motion.
More Info:
Participation medals were made from bronze and given to athletes and officials.
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