Beijing Olympics medals will be made from Jade

Beijing Olympics medals will be made from Jade

Kunlun Jade, a precious stone from Kunlun Mountains in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province, will be used to make Olympic medals for the Beijing 2008 Games. The news was announced here on Wednesday following a ceremony at which the government of Qinghai Province signed a memo of understanding with the Beijing Games organizers (BOCOG) on jade donation for Olympic medals. “All the 3,000-plus jade discs, which are to be set into the gold, sliver and bronze medals, will have been processed by March, before they are handed over to BOCOG,” said Jidi Majia, vice governor of Qinghai Province. “The jade all comes from part of Kunlun Mountains in Qinghai, which boasts abundant high quality jade.” he added. “We have different colors...

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