Rio Tinto Olympics Medal Handover Ceremony

Date: July 2012

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Rio Tinto's chairman Jan du Plessis handed over the London 2012 medals to Lord Coe for safekeeping at the Tower of London.

Rio Tinto’s mines in the United States and Mongolia supplied the metal to make 4,700 gold, silver and bronze medals for London 2012. Chairman du Plessis gave the Olympic and Paralympic medals to London 2012 Organising Comittee chair Lord Coe to keep in the Tower of London’s vaults.

We captured the pageantry of the grand occasion and, since failing to make the cut for Team GB, made the most of our close-up look at the medals.

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