Medals are awards received in the form of a metallic object that signifies an achievement, commendable work in academic field, superior rank and other such distinguished services. Medals hold high value and are considered prized possessions. They could also be symbolic of honor and victory earned during a particular sporting event.

Many companies manufacture medals that could be customized as per the requirement of a sporting event. They stock large collections of medals that are available in two categories. The first being a generic medal that comes with a recess to hold a colored or metal sporting image in order to customize them to a specific sport. The other category is specific to an individual sport that depicts a sporting scene molded as part of the medal face. Both types are appropriate for engraving on the reverse and are available in gold, silver, and bronze.

The list for sports medals is a comprehensive one. There are medals that could be awarded for several sporting events such as Archery, Baseball, Basketball Bowling, Boxing, Cross Country, Darts, Diving, Field, Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate, Netball Skiing, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. These medals can be bought from a local sports store or may be ordered through Internet.

Many sports agencies may take orders for manufacturing medals in gold, silver, and bronze. They require you to engrave the copy of a logo on a disc as per choice and send it across to them. The graphic design team of the medal company builds on the given sample and screen-prints the logo on a disk. Appropriate colors are selected to complement the design depending on the sport or event or country. This is then sent out to the workshop where the final medal is prepared. Customers may need to place an order 2 weeks in advance to manufacture a medal. Prices may range anywhere from $ 7.50 to $ 15 per medal.

It is fairly simple to purchase medals but quite tough to win one.

Source by Eddie Tobey