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Rio Olympic, Paralympic medals to be unveiled June 16

Rio 2016

The medals for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games will be unveiled June 16, 50 days before the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Rio Games and International Paralympic Committee officials said Friday.

The Olympic and Paralympic medals are different designs.

It’s the closest to the Opening Ceremony that Olympic medals have been unveiled since 2000:

Sochi 2014 -- Eight months ahead of time
London 2012 -- One year ahead
Vancouver 2010 -- Four months ahead
Beijing 2008 -- 17 months ahead
Torino 2006 -- Two months ahead
Athens 2004 -- 13 months ahead
Salt Lake City 2002 -- Four months ahead
Sydney 2000 -- One month ahead

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