New: Architecture of the Games Magazine #1 – January 2018

Today, Architecture of the Games announces the release of the first edition of ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’. This bilingual magazine is available to read for free via electronic publishing platform Issuu. ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ is a non-commercial, educational project and all contributors have offered their work on a voluntary basis.

In ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ we take a look at the Olympic Games from the perspective of the designer. We will be paying special attention to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Other topics include Rio 2016, the new Candidature Process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and the Olympic Legacy of Barcelona 1992 and London 2012. In the last section you will find a report of our visit to ‘Olympic Capital’ Lausanne.



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Year in Review: Website statistics 2017

Happy New Year!

Now 2017 has come to an end, I like to take a look at website traffic of the past year. Because there were no Olympic Games in 2017, it was a relatively quiet year.


  • Page views: -14%
  • Median growth: +12%
  • Number of articles: +51% (437!)
  • Followers*: +35%

*Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter combined

Where our visitors came from

  1. United States 30,88%
  2. United Kingdom 8,19%
  3. Germany 4,81%
  4. Canada 4,80%
  5. South Korea 3,88%
  6. Japan 3,27%
  7. Italy 3,06%
  8. France 2,95%
  9. Brazil 2,81%
  10. Netherlands 2,63%

 Traffic peaks

  1. Second week of February: One year to go until PyeongChang 2018
  2. First week of August: London 2017 IAAF World Championships and Legacy Rio 2016 (one year on)
  3. Second week of December: IOC Executive Board meeting (Russian Olympic Committee suspended)
  4. Mid September: IOC Session in Lima (Paris and Los Angeles officially awarded Olympic Games)
  5. Second week of July: IOC Session in Lausanne (Descision on double allocation)

Most read articles that were published this year

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Construction Update Olympic Stadium
  2. 2024 Bid; List of Paris 2024 venues
  3. PyeongChang 2018; Map Gangneung Olympic Park
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Asif Khan to design building in Olympic Park
  5. PyeongChang 2018; Sport Pictograms

Most read articles

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Olympic venues in Google Maps
  2. PyeongChang 2018; Draft Competition Schedule
  3. Tokyo 2020; New renders Olympic Stadium unveiled
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Construction Update Olympic Stadium
  5. London 2012; Look of the Games

Most visited pages in 2017

  1. PyeongChang2018_Venues
  2. Tokyo 2020
  3. PyeongChang 2018_Introduction + Venue Map
  4. PyeongChang 2018_Look of the Games
  5. Beijing 2022

The topics that we have written the most about in 2017

  1. PyeongChang 2018 (13,9%)
  2. 2024/2028 Host City Election (13,7%)
  3. Tokyo 2020 (10,7%)
  4. Rio 2016 (9,8%)
  5. London 2012 (9,6%)

Architecture of the Games – User survey 2018

For the past 3 years we have conducted an annual user survey. 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. We also would like to give you the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions anonymously. It takes about 2 minutes to complete the survey and all answers will be saved anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

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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:

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