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WHAT KIND OF METALS ARE TROPHIES made of? Winning a trophy is the ultimate affirmation of success and greatness in the world of sport. It is the reason why athletes push themselves to train so hard and is the pinnacle of most player's careers. On Sunday July 13, the winning nation of the 2014 World Cup will receive the Jules Rimet trophy. But what is the trophy actually made of? Jules Rimet FIFA World Cup Trophy SPORT: Football AWARDED TO: FIFA World Cup Winners (every four years) CURRENTLY HELD BY: I Spain HISTORY: METALS USED: The Jules Rimet Trophy was the original prize The trophy stands at 14.4 inches (36.5 cm) tall and is made of 11 pounds (5kg) of 18 carat (75%) gold with a base (5.1 in / 13 cm in diameter) containing two layers of malachite. The winners of the tournament for winning the Football World Cup. Originally called "Victory," but generally known as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde, it was officially renamed in 1946 to honor FIFA President Jules Rimet who, in 1929, passed a vote to initiate the competition. Jules Rimet (October 14, 1873 – October 16, 1956) was a French football administrator who was the third President of receive a replica to keep which is gold plated rather than solid gold. FIFA, serving from 1921 to 1954. He was FIFA's longest serving president, having served for 33 years. The first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930 and the Jules Rimet Trophy was named in his honor as part of Rimet's initiative. The Commissioner's Trophy SPORT: Baseball AWARDED TO: The winner of the World Series CURRENTLY HELD BY: Boston Red Sox LO CHAMPIONSHIP TH- HISTORY: METALS USED: Recent trophy designs contain flags representing each team in North America's top two leagues, the National League and the American League. The two participating teams in that year's World Series were previously represented by two press pins set on the base of the trophy. It is the only championship trophy of the four major sports in the United States that is not named after a particular person. Although it did not receive its current name until 1985, the trophy was The trophy is 24 inches (61 cm) tall, excluding the base, and has a diameter of 11 inches (28 cm). It weighs approximately 30 pounds (14 kg) and is made of sterling silver. The trophy features 30 gold-plated flags, one for each of the Major League teams, which rise above a silver baseball covered with latitude and first awarded in 1967, when the St. Louis Cardinals longitude lines that symbolize the world. The baseball also contains defeated the Boston Red Sox. Since its inception, the only year that the Commissioner's Trophy has not been awarded was 1994, when the players' strike 24 carat vermeil baseball stitches. ended the season on August 11, resulting in the cancellation of the entire post-season. The Stanley Cup SPORT: Ice Hockey AWARDED TO: The National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals CURRENTLY HELD BY: KINGS Los Angeles Kings HISTORY: METALS USED: The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club. In 1915, the two professional ice hockey organizations, the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), reached a gentlemen's agreement in which their respective champions would face each other for the Stanley Cup. Initially, a new band added each year caused the trophy to grow in size, earning the nickname "Stovepipe Cup." In 1958, the modern one-piece Cup was designed with a five-band barrel which could contain 13 winning teams per band. To prevent the Stanley Cup from growing, when the bottom band is full, the oldest band is removed and The original bowl was made of silver and was 7.28 inches (18.5 cm) in height and 11.42 inches (29 cm) in diameter. The current Stanley Cup, topped with a copy of the original bowl, is made of a silver and nickel alloy; it stands 32.25 inches (89.54 cm) high and weighs in at 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg). preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a new blank band is added to the bottom. The Borg-Warner Trophy SPORT: Formula (Automobile) Racing AWARDED TO: The winner of the Indianapolis 500 CURRENTLY HELD BY: Ryan Hunter-Reay, US HISTORY: METALS USED: It is named for and was commissioned by automotive supplier BorgWarner. The trophy, which has been presented in the winner's circle after every race since 1936, is a very large, multi-tiered item which bears the bas-relief sculpture of each driver who has won the race since its inception in 1911. Inscribed are the winners' name, year of victory and average speed. This Made purely from sterling silver, the Borg-Warner Trophy stands at just under 5 feet, 4 inches (162.5 cm) tall and weighs nearly 153 pounds (45 kg). The trophy body itself is hollow, and the information is alternated with the faces in a dome-shaped top is checkerboard pattern. In 1935, the BorgWarner Automotive Company commissioned designer Robert J. Hill and Gorham, Inc., of Providence, Rhode Island to create the trophy at a cost of $10,000. The trophy removable. underwent a refurbishment in 1991 and again in 2004. Today it is insured in excess of $1.3 million. The Premier League Trophy SPORT : Football BARCLAYS AWARDED TO: Winner of the English Premier League CURRENTLY HELD BY: I Manchester City Football Club HISTORY: METALS USED: The current Premier League trophy was created by Royal Jewellers Asprey of London. The design of the trophy is based on the heraldry of Three Lions that is associated with English football. Two of the Its main body is solid sterling silver and silver gilt, while its plinth is made of malachite, a semi-precious stone. The plinth lions are found above the handles on either side has a silver band around its of the trophy - the third is symbolized by the captain of the title-winning team as he raises the trophy and its gold crown above his head at the end of the season. circumference, upon which the names of the title-winning clubs are listed. Malachite's green color is also representative of the green field of play. Webb Ellis Cup SPORT: Rugby Union AWARDED TO: Winner of the Rugby World Cup CURRENTLY HELD BY: R New Zealand All Blacks HISTORY: The Cup is named after William Webb Ellis, who is often credited as the inventor of rugby football. There are two METALS USED: official Webb Ellis Cups, which are used interchangeably. One cup is a 1906 trophy made by Carrington and Co. of London, The 14.96 inch (39 cm) trophy which was a Victorian design of a 1740 cup by Paul de weighs 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg), is gilded silver and supported by Lamerie; the other is a 1986 replica. John Kendall-Carpenter, former England forward and the organizer of the first Rugby two cast scroll handles. The World Cup, and Bob Weighill, the secretary of the Web Ellis Cup stands 18.58 International Rugby Board also a former England forward, inches (47.2 cm) tall visited Garrard's, the crown jeweller in Regent Street, including the base. The London. Director Richard Jarvis brought the particular cup trophy measures 12.56 down from the vault and showed it to both of them. It was inches (31.9 cm) at its chosen for use in February 1987. Ronnie Dawson of Ireland, widest point, handle- Keith Rowlands of Wales, Bob Stuart and Dick Littlejohn of to-handle, and weighs New Zealand, and the Australians Nick Shehadie and Ross 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg). Turnbull approved of the choice of the trophy. Ryder Cup SPORT: Golf AWARDED TO: The winning team of the Ryder Cup tournament CURRENTLY HELD BY: Europe HISTORY: METALS USED: The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the The trophy is made of solid gold and stands 17 inches (43.18cm) trophy. Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in high, 9 inches (22.86 cm) from handle-to-handle and weighs in at just under 4 pounds (2 kg). The golfing figure depicted on the top of the trophy reflects the image of Abe Mitchell, one of the Massachusetts. The home team won the first five contests, but with the competition's resumption after the Second World War, repeated American top British golf professionals of the time, who Ryder employed as his personal swing dominance eventually led to a decision to extend the representation of "Great Britain and Ireland" to include continental Europe from 1979. coach. Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy SPORT: Basketball AWARDED TO: The winner of the National Basketball Association's NBA Finals CURRENTLY HELD BY: Gn San Antonio Spurs METALS USED: The trophy, made from just over 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) of sterling HISTORY: silver and vermeil with a 24 carat Previously known as the Walter A. Brown Trophy (1964 - 1984) and originally known as the NBA Finals Trophy. The current design was first awarded in 1977 still under its original name, gold overlay, stands at 24 inches (60.96 cm) tall. It is designed to look like a basketball about to enter a net. The basketball itself is 9 which was changed in honor of former NBA inches (22.96 cm) in commissioner Larry O'Brien who served from diameter, about the same size as an NBA regulation 1975 to 1984. Before joining the NBA, O'Brien ball. was the United States Postmaster General under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1968. Olympic Winners Medals SPORT : Athletics AWARDED TO: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of various sporting events at the Olympic Games CURRENTLY HELD BY: 688 medals were awarded to 82 different nations in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The top three medal winning countries were USA, China & Russia. 295 medals were awarded during the 2014 Winter Games, hosted in Sochi, Russia. HISTORY: Medal designs have varied considerably since the first Olympic Games in 1896, particularly in size and weight. A standard obverse (front) design of the medals for the Summer Olympic Games began in 1928 and remained for many years, until its replacement at the 2004 Games as the result of controversy surrounding the use of the Roman Colosseum rather than a building representing METALS USED: Each gold medal is made up of 92.5% silver and 1.34% gold, with the remainder copper. The silver the Games' Greek roots. The medals of the Winter medal (which represents Olympic Games never had a common design, but regularly feature snowflakes. The olive wreath was the prize for the winner at the Ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch, of the wild-olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwined to form a circle or a horse-shoe. When the modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece in 1896, medals started to be given to successful competitors. However, gold medals were not awarded at the inaugural Olympics. The winners were instead given a silver medal and an olive branch, while runners-up received a laurel branch and a copper or bronze medal. second place) is made up of 92.5% silver, with the remainder copper. The bronze medal is made up of 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin. Wimbledon Tennis Championship SPORT : Tennis AWARDED TO: Winner of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament (men and women) CURRENTLY HELD BY: Andy Murray (UK); Marion Bartoli (France) HISTORY: The Championships, Wimbledon, The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. It is METALS USED: The Gentlemen's Singles champion receives a silver gilt cup just under 18.5 inches (47cm) in height and about 7.5 inches (19 cm) in diameter. The Ladies' Singles champion receives a sterling silver salver commonly known as the "Venus Rosewater Dish" (or simply "The Rosewater Dish"). The salver, which is about 18.75 inches (48 cm) in diameter, is decorated with one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments (Majors), the others being the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland Garros) and the US Open. The winner does not keep the trophy, which remains in the museum at the All England club. From 1949 to 2006, all Champions received a miniature replica of the trophy (8 inch diameter), and since 2007, all Champions receive a mythological figures. three-quarter replica of the trophy (14 inch diameter), bearing the names of all past Champions. Vince Lombardi Trophy SPORT : American Football AWARDED TO: The winning team for the National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl CURRENTLY HELD BY: 2 Seattle Seahawks HISTORY: During lunch with NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1966, Tiffany & Co. vice president Oscar Riedner made METALS USED: a sketch on a cocktail napkin of what would become the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The original trophy was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Newark, New Jersey. Others have since been handcrafted by the company in Parsippany, New Jersey. The award was initially The Vince Lombardi Trophy stands 22 inches (56 cm) tall, weighs 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and depicts a football in a kicking position on a three concave sided inscribed with the words "World Professional Football Championship." It was officially renamed in 1970 in memory of legendary NFL head coach Vince Lombardi, after his death from cancer, to stand, and is made commemorate his leading the Green Bay Packers to entirely of sterling victories in the first two Super Bowls. silver. BARCLAYS BARCLAY BARCLAYS BARCIAIS don 2012

what kind of metals are trophies made of infographic

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