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Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games silver, gold and bronze medals are displayed as the organizing committee unveils the medals that will be awarded at the games during an announcement in Toronto on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Medals for Pan American Games incorporate Braille for the first time

They're crafted from metal mined in three different countries across the Americas, and embossed with Braille. The gold, silver and bronze medals for this summer's Pan American Games, unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday at the Royal Ontario Museum, represent unity and diversity, organizers say. They're the diameter of a softball and as heavy as a can of soup, and the back of the medals reads "Toronto …