Panda America is happy to announce that The United States Olympic Committee has authorized two medals to commemorate America’s participation in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games - to be held from February 12-28, 2010. The USOC was appointed in 1978 as the coordinating body for all Olympic-related athletic activity in the United States, and the “Team USA/Vancouver 2010” logo appears in color on each medal and on a hologram on the packaging, as required for every USOC-authorized souvenir. Panda America will be distributing both medals.
The dollar-size (39-mm.) medals are being issued in proof-like brilliant uncirculated silver-plated and gold-plated sets. The official Vancouver 2010 USOC medals come in a custom presentation box with a special holographic emblem on the outer packaging. The golden version features the Statue of Liberty in front of the Canadian Maple leaf, symbolic of the 5,526 mile border between the U.S. and Canada, the world's longest undefended border.
The silver-plated medals feature the official logo of Vancouver 2010 and the inukshuk. This "inukshuk" emblem was selected by a nine-member panel and beat out over 1,600 other submissions. The Inukshuk, which means "likeness of person" was first formed in the permafrost from rocks by the Inuit People to mark trails, indicate caches of food, locate nearby settlements as well as good places to hunt or fish
Olympic memorabilia are among the most popular collectables throughout the world—and none are more significant, more historic, more beautiful and more affordable than these official medals issued in support of American athletes. Order for yourself and order extras as meaningful gifts from official USOC licensee Panda America by calling 1-800-472-6327, visiting www.PandaAmerica.com