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Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional


Monday 27: When the 2009 Pacific Mini Games is held in September a total of 11,000 medals will be handed out to victorious teams and athletes.

During the mini games organising blessing ceremony at the office of the prime minister last week, three model medals were put on display.

2009 Pacific Mini Games chief executive officer Mac Mokoroa says that the medals on display were only a sample of what could be used during

the games.

The final medal concept is yet to be finalised but it will look similar to the three that were on display.

The 11,000 medals will be made at the Perth Mint in Australia and according to a spokesperson from the ministry of finance and economic management the cost of the medals has been sponsored by the Perth Mint.

However the spokesperson was unable to give the estimated cost of the medal sponsorship by the Perth Mint.

The medals will not actually be made of gold, silver or bronze but will be made of cheaper metal and finished off with a thick plastic coating

to prevent the medals from being scratched.

All the medals are expected to be completed by the Perth Mint in August. So athletes, visualise these medals and keep up the training. - Matariki Wilson