Munich 2022 European Athletics Championship medals unveiled

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The BMW Group's innovation studio Designworks has created the medals for the European Athletics Championships' Munich 2022 event.

They have done so as part of a collaboration with the organising committee of the games - which will take place near the firm's base.

"I'm delighted that the European Championships are coming to Munich this year," said Holger Hampf, President of Designworks. "We felt it was important when designing the medals to forge a strong link with the host city and make it a genuine icon of this sporting event."

The design retains the same striking triangular form used for the medals at the 2018 European Championships, yet also incorporates an elegant reference to the roof of Munich's world-famous Olympic Stadium, reinforcing the connection with the host city. The lines of this iconic Perspex construction served as the guiding concept for the medals' design, in keeping with the event's slogan "Back to the Roofs".

The design is embossed in 3D on the front of the medals and developed further across nine facets on the reverse. This gives them a high-quality appearance reminiscent of a piece of jewellery while evoking one of the host city's most striking features. The nine facets represent the nine sports brought together under the umbrella of the European Championships.

The event begins on 11 August.

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