2024 Bid; Gallery: Olympic Days in Paris

Photos

All photos courtesy of Paris2024

Athletics floating track during the Olympics days, in Paris, France, on June 23, 2017 – Photo Alain Gadoffre / KMSP / PARIS 2024
Sailing during the Olympics days, in Paris, France, on June 24, 2017 – Photo Alain Gadoffre / KMSP / PARIS 2024

Climbing during the Olympics days, in Paris, France, on June 24, 2017 – Photo Stephane Kempinaire / KMSP / PARIS 2024
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Barcelona 1992; Series of videos by BCN Esports shows Legacy Olympic Venues (1)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 12 – Series of videos by BCN Esports on YouTube shows Legacy Olympic Venues (1)

 

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London 2012; Innovation hub opens in former IBC/MPC

 

Plexal is Europe’s largest innovation hub, based on the 1.2 million square-foot former London Olympics Press & Broadcast centre. Over 800 technology startups and corporate innovation teams converge at Plexal to imagine, design and create connected products that improve our lives. Plexal is dedicated to providing a world-class holistic suite of business services: innovation & accelerator programmes, in-house professional services, a makers lab for rapid prototyping, entrepreneurship training, mentorship, industry-leading events and so much more.

The centre is designed by ENTIQ, best known for Level39, Innovate Finance and Cognicity.

 

Read more: British Silicon Valley starts up at London Olympic Park (The Times)

Barcelona 1992; Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (1)

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 11 – Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (1)

A few photos of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Park;

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

PyeongChang 2018; POCOG hands over International Broadcast Centre to OBS

International Broadcast Centre Facts & Figures

  • Location: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, Alpensia resort
  • Construction Start: December 2015
  • IBC Shell Completion: May 2017
  • IBC Handover to OBS: 5 June 2017
  • Site Area: 122,410.02 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 51,024.15 sqm
  • Functional Space Area
  • OBS and RHB broadcast space: Approx. 34,000 sqm
  • POCOG & OBS Offices: 5,765,54 sqm
  • Common Services: 1,812.04 sqm

 

Floors

  • (Ground floor) RHB compartments, common service area, OBS Offices
  • (1st floor) Common service area
  • (2nd floor) OBS offices
  • (3rd floor) OBS & POCOG offices
  • (4th floor) Rooftop TV Studios

 

Structure

  • 6,700 tonnes of steel used in the construction of the IBC
  • 616 foundation bearing piles support the structure

 

Building Size

  • Height: 28.55m
  • Length: 290m
  • Width: 139m
  • Parking Lots: 502
  • Number of Elevators: Two for people (capacity: 24 people), One for people & cargo (capacity: 38 people)
  • Air Handing Units (AHU): If all the AHUs were connected altogether, the total length would be 13.64km
  • Bus Ducts: If all the bus ducts were connected altogether, the total length would be 14.5km
  • Power : 14400 kVA

 

Photos

Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)