London-based artist Wilfrid Wood teams up with It’s Nice That for a series of expressive plasticine sculptures. Focusing less on the achievements and more on the unique characters the games brought to our attention, the off-beat project is the perfect way to commemorate the 2016 Olympics! See the series of sculptures below.
In honour of the 2016 Olympic Games, Samsung is celebrating those who challenge the definition of what is possible and overcome great odds to achieve their dreams. Earlier this year they released the documentary short, “A Fighting Chance”, which highlighted the untold stories of four Olympic hopefuls. Their latest video, “The Chant”, embraces the same spirit of perseverance — embodied this time by South Sudanese runner Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan.
Following her from the locker room, to the stadium, to a village in South Sudan, the film is as much about cheering Margret on as it is a celebration of just how much she’s already accomplished. Despite growing up amidst civil unrest, Margret continued to train on her own and is now set to compete in Rio as part of South Sudan’s first-ever Olympic team!
Watch “The Chant” below!
French artist JR has created two new public artworks in Rio de Janeiro in celebration of the Olympic games and as part of his ongoing Inside Out Project. Using construction scaffolding, the installations involve enlarged images of athletes in-action: the first high jumping way over a building and the second diving into the ocean.
Click here to see previous posts of JR’s other large-scale/site-specific work. And check out more images of his latest project below!
The Emblems Selection Committee have revealed four sets of potential logos for the 2020 Olympics, and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo. You may recall the plagiarism controversy last year regarding the original logo designed by Kenjiro Sano. Amid allegations that Sano copied Belgian designer Olivier Debie, the committee axed Sano’s design. The committee then launched a public design competition to find an appropriate replacement, and it appears the final decision is close.
The designs are being kept anonymous at this point as the public is now invited to share their opinions and vote for their favourite design. Have a look at all the final logo designs below!
Everyone in Vancouver is partying right now! I love it! Team Canada dominated Norway 8-0 (sorry Norway) and we took to the streets!
*editors note: this was filmed after more than a couple beaver lagers
Ok, I can’t believe I’m about to do what I’m about to do.
As you are all aware, the 2010 Olympics begin here in Vancouver this week, and if you live here, you know how difficult it has been to get tickets. Well my friends, I have tickets. And not just any tickets. I have a pair of tickets to the 2010 Olympics Men’s Hockey Semi-Finals courtesy of BC Hydro’s Power Smart Village (opens February 10th).
Hockey is the only event I really care about and I would gladly do some very bad things to go to any of the Olympic hockey games, but I’ve decided to give these tickets to you instead.
Want to win them?