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Moscow 2013 World Athletics Championship Medals Unveiled

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The organizers of next month's world athletics championships in Moscow unveiled the medals Tuesday, revealing a hollowed-out whirlwind design.

MOSCOW, July 30 (R-Sport) – The organizers of next month's world athletics championships in Moscow unveiled the medals Tuesday, revealing a hollowed-out whirlwind design.

Forty-seven sets of medals will be up for grabs in the August 10-18 event at Luzhniki Stadium in the capital, the first large-scale athletics meet in Russia since the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Asked if there was anything he liked about the medals, IAAF vice-president Sebastian Coe said: "There is everything I like about these medals.”

“It's traditional in shape and it feels right in the athlete's hand. I think it is a perfect medal.”

The medals are 7.7 centimeters (three inches) in diameter, with the gold medals made of brass and plated with the precious metal itself.

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athletics, Luzhniki stadium, IAAF, Sebastian Coe