PyeongChang 2018; Website update

From the 9th to 25th of February 2018, PyeongChang will play host to the first Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. In the past days we have updated the PyeongChang 2018 section on this website. In the run-up to the Games, more content will be added.


Plans for the rest of 2017

After a week full of news it’s time to look forward. These are our plans for the second half of 2017;

  • We will continue:
    • Our coverage of the 2024/2028 Candidature Procedure up to and including the 131th IOC session in Lima.
    • The series on ‘Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later’ and ‘Olympic bids from the past’.
  • We start a new serie about the legacy related developments in Rio de Janeiro in the past year.
  • A visit to London for the IAAF World Championships in the former Olympic Stadium. We also pay attention to the Olympic Legacy, 5 years after the Games.
  • And off course we will follow the final preparations of PyeongChang 2018 and Buenos Aires 2018.


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Architecture of the Games – User survey (December 2016)

We are continuously striving to improve Architecture of the Games and your feedback will help us to find out what we need to do better. So we created a survey we would like you to answer. It takes about 2 minutes and all answers will be saved anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

The survey closes December 31st, 2016 and the results will be published in January.

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December 2016 on Architecture of the Games

As 2016 draws to a close it is time to look back. What can you expect this month on Architecture of the Games:

  • 2/12 Start annual user survey
  • 9/12 2016 Year in Review; January, February & March
  • 16/12 2016 Year in Review; April, May & June
  • 23/12 2016 Year in Review; July, August & September
  • 25/12 2016 Year in Review; My top 10 of the Rio Olympics (Part 1)
  • 26/12 2016 Year in Review; My top 10 of the Rio Olympics (Part 2)
  • 29/12 2016 Year in Review; October, November & December
  • 31/12 End annual user survey


  • 01/01 2017 Year in Preview: Lima & PyeongChang

AotG; Recent website updates (November 2016)

In 2017, Architecture of the Games will get a makeover. This involves a complete redesign and the integration of new features. In anticipation of this I have made some minor changes to the current website:

For questions or recommendations please use the contact form on the Contact-page.

Architecture of the Games starts with new weekly newsletter

In the past, visitors could subscribe to receive a notification by email from Architecture of the Games when we posted a new news item. We have decided to stop this notification system and make a new start with an extended weekly newsletter which we will send by ourselves. This newsletter will also to replace the ‘Architecture of the Games weekly” posts on the website.


What does this mean:

  1. We are going to stop the old notification system and will remove all personal details. Subscribers will not receive notifications of news posts in the future.
  2. With respect to the privacy and preferences of our subscribers we are not going to transfer email addresses to the new service. Instead I kindly ask to subscribe again if you want to receive future emails from us.  (you can subscribe to our new newsletter on this page)


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    • A weekly event calendar
    • The latest news from future Olympic Host cities
    • Every week we will highlight an Olympic venue of the past
    • Video of the week
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