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A selection of past olympic posters

A selection of past olympic posters With the Sochi Winter Olympics being underway right now, we have gathered a selection of posters from past Olympic games. Enjoy Read more [...]

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Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony photo story

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony photo story On February 7th, billions of people all over the world were able to witness an exciting show – the XXII Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Despite a hick up in the refusal of one Olympic ring to open, the impressive and very well designed 3 hour long opening ceremony was one of the best we have witnessed. Watch the photo story below and enjoy Read more [...]

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The Stadiums of Sochi

The Stadiums of Sochi The 2014 Winter Olympics has commenced in Sochi within the shell of Populous’ Fabergé egg-inspired stadium. Built solely to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the Fisht Olympic Stadium’s translucent polycarbonate roof bears a slight resemblance to the nearby, snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Once the Games are complete, the stadium’s 40,000-seat capacity will be expanded to accommodate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, before retiring as a scaled-down, 25,000-seat Read more [...]

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Moments of Human Glory, The 2012 Summer Paralympics

Design Stories pays a tribute to the The 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. A photographic journey in the athletic event that took place in England and ended last week. Via National Traveller                                                                                         Read more [...]

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The first Olympic Stadium of the modern Olympics in Athens

The Panathinaiko or Panathenaic Stadium (Greek: Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο), also known as the Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, i.e. the “beautifully marbled”), is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of the ancient Greek stadium, the Panathinaiko is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble (from Mount Penteli) and one of the oldest stadiums in the world.     In Read more [...]

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