Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto started celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games early as the official supplier of the metals for the 4,700 gold, silver and bronze medals. We sourced the metals from mines on opposite sides of the globe - from our Kennecott Utah Copper mine near Salt Lake City, US, and from our Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia. In taking metals from mine to medals we did what we do on a daily basis, year in and year out. We extract metals and minerals taking them from the earth to the world: from our mines where they are produced and processed, to customers who transform them into things people rely on in their everyday lives.