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Posted on Tuesday 3rd July

The Olympic and Paralympic medals are currently being housed under lock and key in an underground vault at the Tower of London, where the Crown Jewels are kept under armed guard.

The gold, silver and bronze medals will remain in secure vaults until the time comes for them to be draped around the necks of winning athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The chairman of Rio Tinto - the mining company which mined the precious metals for the medals - Jan du Plessis and the London 2012 chairman, Lord Coe, took the medals down to the vaults.

A special ceremony was held to mark the handing over of the medals, featuring a fanfare by the trumpeters of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood, attended by the Tower's 'Beefeaters' and around 150 London schoolchildren.

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A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012

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A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012

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The Greatest show on earth has arrived. The year 2012 sees the Olympic Games coming to the UK for the third time in their history. They have been seven years in the making and it will be many years before their sporting and cultural inheritance fades.

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