Mexico 1968; Video: Interview with Beatrice Trueblood and Eduardo Terrazas (Olympic Museum on YouTube)

Interviews with Beatrice Trueblood and Eduardo Terrazas, heads of the Mexico City 1968 creative team, by The Olympic Museum on YouTube;


Eduardo Terrazas : Director of Urban Design Mexico 1968

The Olympic Museum on YouTube


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Beatrice Trueblood : Director of Publications Mexico 1968

The Olympic Museum on YouTube


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In other media; May 2018

“As we approach the 10th anniversary this September, Beijing 2022 is under no illusions that is has a fantastic and unique opportunity to build on the legacies of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.”

Xavier Gonzalez (IPC Chief Executive Officer)
Source: IPC
Full article: Beijing 2022: IPC reassured and encouraged by progress


Although making good progress, the IPC did highlight two key issues for Tokyo 2020 and its stakeholders to try and address – Paralympic budget and accessible hotel rooms.

Source: IPC
Full article: IPC urge Tokyo 2020 to finalise Paralympic budget


All of the other venues from the Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley Velodrome to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre are very well used locally and have exceeded expectations. With a regular pattern of national and international sporting events and a calendar that rolls on for years ahead, there will always be people coming for those – and the fact that they’re on the TV means there is a constant reminder.

Source: International Quarter London
Full article: 5 Years London Legacy Development Corporation


However, no sooner had one problem been solved than another was created: how were drivers and cyclists supposed to find their way to the new car parks? A solution was found in the shape of small blue panels with a white capital “P” in the middle. So it was that the international traffic sign for parking was born.

Source: IOC
Full article: How Amsterdam 1928 changed the face of car parking forever


Similarly to London 2012 and Rio 2016, there was a high concentration of venues within a very small radius. Given the drive for legacy and the use of existing facilities, could a major Olympic Park become a thing of the past?

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: Michael Pavitt: A sunny stroll through Sydney Olympic Park


All work is on time or even ahead of schedule. What I really like is the way the committee works to highlight the specific and strong assets of this region by directly involving them. If the objectives continue to be respected as they are, Lausanne 2020 will be a formidable tool for international promotion for Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and Switzerland as a young, sporting country and leader in research and innovation.

Christophe Dubi (Executive Director of the Olympic Games at the International Olympic Committee)
Source: Lausanne 2020 Newsletter, May 2018
Full article: Lausanne 2020 Newsletter, May 2018

Video: Olympic Museum Network

Olympic Museum Network

The Olympic Museum on YouTube
Wherever you are, there is always an Olympic Museum nearby to showcase the history and value of Olympism!

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YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; List of Venues

Green ParkBuenos Aires Lawn Tennis ClubTennis
Bosques de PalermoTriathlon
Beach Volleyball ArenaBeach Volleyball
Club Hípico ArgentinoEquestrian
Urban ParkDique 3 Puerto MaderoRowing
Cycling BMX FreestyleCycling
Sport Climbing WallSport Climbing
Parque Mujeres Argentinas3x3 Basketball
Tecnópolis ParkArchery RangeArchery
Secondary Archery RangeArchery
Badminton ArenaBadminton
Futsal Main StadiumFutsal
Table Tennis ArenaTable Tennis
Shooting RangeShooting
Beach Handball ArenaBeach Handball
Youth Olympic Park
America PavilionGymnastics
Asia PavilionJudo
Europa PavilionWeightlifting
Hockey FieldHockey5s
Africa PavilionFencing
Modern Pentathlon
Athletics FieldAthletics
Pentathlon & cross countryAthletics
Modern Pentathlon
Modern Pentathlon
Oceania PavilionTaekwondo
Stand Alone Venues
Hurlingham ClubGolf
Club Náutico San IsidroSailing
Paseo de la Costa Cycling MBRCycling
CASI La BoyaRugby Sevens
Paseo de la Costa Roller SportsRoller Speed Skating
Other venuesYouth Olympic Village
Main Press Centre
International Broadcast Centre
Opening Ceremony
Closing Ceremony


Map / Masterplan

Image: Buenos Aires 2018

Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (7)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.


Magazine: JA109 – SPRING, 2018 – Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

The latest edition of JA Magazine is dedicated to Kengo Kuma (architect Olympic Stadium Tokyo 2020).


JA109 SPRING, 2018
Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

MARCH 2018
218Pages / 297mm x 226mm / English / Japanese

Return to Materials
Kengo Kuma

Some notes on Kengo Kuma’s project to re-enchant Contemporary Architecture through Material Research
Jeffrey Kipnis

Particlized: The New Arts and Sciences of Particles
Mario Carpo

Connecting Beings And Things
Reflections On Kengo Kuma’s Architecture
Richard Scoffier

Great (Bamboo) Wall
Pacific Flora 2004 Main Gate
Hamada Shoyu
Garden Terrace Miyazaki
Shizuku by Chef Naoko
Ginzan Onsen Fujiya
Bamboo / Fiber
Sensing Spaces

Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art
GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando
Sunny Hills Japan
Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum
Kyushu Geibunkan Museum (Annex 2)
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
KOMOREBI / Château La Coste
Nagaoka City Hall Aore
Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building
Camper Monte Napoleone
Whitestone Gallery Taipei
Mont-Blanc Base Camp
Japan House São Paulo
Neowa Dome
KODAMA (Arte Sella Pavilion)
Coeda House
Comico Art Museum Yufuin
The Darling Exchange

Takayanagi Community Center
Paper Snake
Paper Brick
Paper Cocoon
Archives Antoni Clavé

Adobe Repository for Buddha Statue
Mesh / Earth
Mushizuka (Mound for Insects)
Novartis Shanghai Campus Multifunction Building
Museum of Indigenous Knowledge
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village

Stone Museum
Lotus House
Chokkura Plaza
Stone Card Castle
Jeju Ball
V&A Dundee

[fire tile / glass / resin]
Kure City Ondo Civic Center
Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud
Xinjin Zhi Museum
China Academy of Art’s Folk Art Museum
Shipyard 1862
Tiffany Ginza
FRAC Marseille
Yakisugi Collection
Oribe Tea House
Water Branch House
Bubble Wrap
Beijing Tea House
Sogokagu Design Lab

Green Cast
Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Music
Wuxi Vanke
Le Nuage d’Aluminium
Hongkou SOHO
Beijing Qianmen
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center

[membrane / fiber]
Fukuzaki Hanging Garden
Tee Haus
Floating Tea House
Casa Umbrella
Air Brick
Memu Meadows
Shang Xia Shanghai
Komatsu Seiren Fabric Laboratory fa-bo
New Shinagawa Station


Source / Order

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Village in numbers

Buildings 31

Apartments 1.159

Residents 6.286

Beds 7.016

People on the job 2.400

Dining hall capacity (people) 2.300

Kilos of food to process 5.300

Pieces of clothing to wash 900.000

Tonnes of uniforms 200

Bedsheets 43.000

Towels 24.000

Washing machines 60

Kilos of waste every day 20.000

Suitcases during the arrival and departure period 30.000


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