Making a Rio Olympic medal

June 29, 2016 14:39 IST 3 of 5
Craftsman Nelson Carneiro works on the Olympic medal mold. "It's a great honor and a great responsibility," said Victor Hugo Berbert, head of medal-making, as he showed Reuters around the mint in Rio de Janeiro. Each of the 5,130 Olympic and Paralympic medals takes about 48 hours to make, said Berbert, who has an 80-strong team working shifts around the clock. Credit: Reuters