In other media; June 2018

Mexico 1968

“Mexico was really important in graphic terms” … “It was the first time there was a global impact with the look of the Games having a very colourful impression of Mexican culture in the design of the whole Games, and a very intensive culture. That’s why we decided to bring Mexico into focus.”

Markus Osterwalder (exhibition curator Olympic language at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne)
Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Philip Barker: Olympic Language – A journey through the Look of the Games


London 2012

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won an international competition for the design of a new V&A collection and research center to be located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

Source: ArchDaily
Full article: V&A Appoints DS+R as Lead Designers for V&A East Olympic Park Center


PyeongChang 2018

For the first time in Olympic history, Olympians who are also artists have been invited to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to be part of the Olympic Art Project, an initiative of the IOC. They were not in contention for a medal, but to bring the Olympic values to life through art and by coming together with athletes in the Olympic Village.

Source: IOC
Full article: Olympic Art Project

The Gangneung Curling Centre, which hosted the sport during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, will once again host an international curling event from November 3 to 10, nine months after the Winter Games.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Curling to return to Pyeongchang for 2018 Pacific-Asia Championships

“There is no doubting that we had a great Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang and that all those in charge did their best. However, when it comes to the efforts concerning the track’s reuse, we are very disappointed”

Josef Fendt (President of the International Luge Federation)
Source: International Luge Federation
Full article: FIL President Fendt expresses both praise and criticism for Alpensia Sliding Centre


Lausanne 2020

The Youth Olympic Games enable cities to move from an event-led approach, where the event is used as an ‘imposed’ stimulus, to an event-themed approach, where the event is used as a uniting theme for development and regeneration.

Ian Logan (CEO of the Organising Committee of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games)
Source: Sportcal
Full article: Why host the Youth Olympic Games?


Tokyo 2020

Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, and securing the team’s first victory against a South American side. But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping: meticulously cleaning up their rows and seats in the stadium.

Source: BBC
Full article: World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium


Candidature Process 2026

Public trust in sports leaders is low across the world and the IOC need to focus on winning the hearts and minds of normal people rather than other administrators in suits.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Nick Butler: Time the IOC looked at themselves rather than blaming the voters after latest referendum defeat



“Making a pledge to the UN Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign is another important example of how the IOC is implementing its Sustainability Strategy.”

Prince Albert of Monaco (Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission)
Source: IOC
Full article: IOC teams up with UN Environment for its Clean Seas Campaign