The organisers of the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships have unveiled the event’s official medals with just over a fortnight until the championships take place from 1-3 March.
The local organising committee has teamed up with the acclaimed Glasgow School of Art, whose resident designer Andrew Fleming has designed the official medals for the upcoming championships.
Drawing inspiration from the host city itself, the design of the medals is a representation of Glasgow’s heritage of construction. The overlapping grid like patterns also creates a sense of movement and is an abstract snapshot of the city itself.
“I am incredibly proud to have been selected to design the medals for this event. To be given the opportunity to design a medal for the city I love so much is an honour,” said Glasgow School of Art resident designer, Andrew Fleming, who designed the medals.
“Designing and making is what I love and for that to be recognised in this way - and to be given this platform at this early stage in my career - is more than I could have imagined. To mark this moment in time of these athletes’ careers has been such a fulfilling experience and I can’t wait to see them being presented on the podium."
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Major Events Director at British Athletics and Sport Director for Glasgow 2019 Cherry Alexander said: “With just two weeks to go, the excitement is really building for the European Athletics Indoor Championships.
“It’s fantastic to be at this exciting point in the lead up to the event with the medal reveal. They are a brilliant ode to the city of Glasgow and it will be great to see winning athletes from all over Europe wearing these medals after a hard-fought victory on the athletics track.”
The championships will be held in the Emirates Arena, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which has a capacity of 5000. It is one of the largest indoor sports venues in Europe hosting a diverse range of sporting events throughout the year.