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PyeongChang Olympic medals to be unveiled by South Korea president

PyeongChang 2018 One Year to Go Ceremony

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Models pose for media as the Unveiling Ceremony of the Olympic Torch and Uniform at the PyeongChang 2018 One Year to Go Ceremony at Gangneung Hockey Center on February 9, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

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The medals for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be unveiled by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 20 in New York City.

The reveal will run simultaneously with an event in South Korea.

If tradition holds, the medals will be unique.

Recent Winter Olympic medals include the Italian piazza design for Torino, the undulating surfaces for Vancouver and a patchwork quilt with diamond-shaped openings for Sochi.

The medals for the previous Olympics in South Korea -- the 1988 Seoul Summer Games -- were of the more traditional variety.

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1988 Olympics Gold Medal

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Cindy Klassen

Turin, ITALY: Canadian Speed Skater medallist Cindy Klassen poses with her medals during a 2006 Winter Olympics medals’ ceremony in Turin, 25 February 2006. AFP PHOTO/JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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USA's gold medalist Shaun White celebrat

USA’s gold medalist Shaun White celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony of the men’s snowboard halfpipe event of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Gold medalist Julia Dujmovits of Austria celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies’ Parallel Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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