The largest and heaviest medals ever awarded to medal winners at an Olympics was at the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. They were 100 millimetres in diameter, four millimetres thick and weighed 342 grams. Norway finished top of the medals table with a total of 15, including seven gold, easily ahead of the host nation Germany, who won six, three of them gold.
The first European Games will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015, and will include over 6000 athletes, participating from 49 European Countries across 19 Sports. The role of Communications Director is integral to the success of the Games for both the EOC and Baku.
Two months ago, their funding was withdrawn by UK Sport, now Great Britain's women's water polo team are jousting with the very best after beating world champions Spain. It is a victory which signals the time has come to swallow some pride and restore funding. David Owen reports