it is currently the Winter Olympics and if you have missed the first couple of days there is still a lot more events to come. with the Olympics comes the medals (gold, silver, and bronze) and these are some of the most iconic pieces in the history of the world. The Olympics is a time were all (or most) countries come together, set aside their differences, and compete in various sporting events to see who is the best. these games have been going on since the Greeks but have become globally famous since the late 19th century/early 20th century. each medal has a touching story behind it with a lot of hard work and effort and the designs are extraordinary on some of these pieces.
Fun fact the person who won the most medals in the Olympics is Michael Phelps who won 28 medals (23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) and also has the record for the most medals (and gold medals) in 1 year- 8 in the 2008 summer Olympics.
just a little more information about the Olympics that is interesting: the United States Olympic Committee will pay athletes $37,500 for winning a gold medal, $22,500 for winning silver, and $15,000 for winning a bronze medal in every event they win in and if they choose to sell their medal (for what ever reason) about $25,000 for winning a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze medal
here is the link to all the medal designs