2026 Bid; Possible Venues Graz (April 2018)

Source: www.austria2026.at

 

Graz

  • IBC & MPC
  • Opening or Closing Ceremony
  • Olympic Village I
  • Figure skating
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Curling

 

Schladming region 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Opening or Closing ceremony
  • Olympic Village II

 

Ramsau am Dachstein region + Bischofshofen

Nordic Skiing

 

Kreischberg

  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Snowboarding

 

Tbd

Big Air (City Event)

 

Hochfilzen

  • Biathlon

 

Vienna / Linz / Klagenfurt

  • Ice Hockey

 

Inzell (Germany)

  • Speed Skating

 

Schönau am Königssee (Germany)

  • Bobsleigh
  • Luge
  • Skeleton

 

Source: www.austria2026.at

Talk: “The Visual Identity Of The Mexico City 1968 Games”

TALK: “THE VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE MEXICO CITY 1968 GAMES”
With Beatrice Trueblood and Eduardo Terrazas, heads of the Mexico City 1968 creative team
In collaboration with the ECAL, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne

“OLYMPIC LANGUAGE: exploring the Look of the Games” is the theme of the Olympic Museum programme in 2018, a year that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mexico City Games in 1968 – a particularly significant edition in terms of visual identity.

Flashback with the two key design figures of this edition: Eduardo Terrazas, Director of the Urban Design Programme, and Beatrice Trueblood, Director of Publications. After several months of intense work, they managed to create the distinctive, modern and powerful graphic identity of the Mexico City 1968 Games, which still resonates to this day. How did they go about their work? What were there inspirations, their doubts…?

Both Eduardo and Beatrice will be there in person to recount their story, with the same level of passion and commitment as ever. A great opportunity to hear them speak – not to be missed!

Beatrice Trueblood
Designer, Director of Publications
Born in 1938 to a Latvian family of diplomats, Beatrice Trueblood grew up in the United States. In 1966, she was appointed Director of Publications by the Mexico City Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, leading an international team of 250 people. Working closely with Eduardo Terrazas, she designed the visual identity of the Mexico City 1968 programme. Her contribution as designer and editor concluded in 1970 with the publication of four volumes of “Olympic Memoirs”. Between 1972 and 1975, she worked as Director of Publications at the Mexican Olympic Committee, then at the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City. In 1976, she set up her own company, where she produced art books and publications about Mexican culture.

Eduardo Terrazas
Designer, urban planner, architect, artist
Born in 1936 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Eduardo Terrazas is a designer, architect, museographer, urban planner and artist. His 600 or so works are a vibrant fusion of geometry and craft, blending popular South American art with European avant-garde influences. Appointed Director of the Urban Design Programme by the Mexico City Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Eduardo designed the logo and visual identity elements for Mexico City 1968 with Beatrice Trueblood. After the Games, he continued with his multi-disciplinary career and took part in a number of national and international institutional projects. Today, Eduardo is one of the best known artists in Mexico.

 

PRACTICAL INFO
Talk in English
Thursday 24 May 2018, 6 p.m.
IKEA Auditorium, ECAL – Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne
5, avenue du Temple
1020 Renens
Tel.: +41 (0)21 316 99 33
Email: ecal@ecal.ch

 

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Exhibition; Olympic Language (The Olympic Museum)

" OLYMPIC LANGUAGE - exploring the Look of the Games" from 10.05.2018 until 28.03.2019

 

An exhibition about ‘The Look of the Games’ opens next month at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

From The Olympic Museum:

COME AND EXPLORE THE LOOK OF THE GAMES
From 10 May to 17 March 2019

What do the mascots, pictograms, torches and medals all have in common? Answer: their graphic identity! Bursting with colour and distinctive shapes, the visual identity developed for the Games reflects the spirit of a city and a country; it is a language in its own right that forms part of the universal language of the five rings. OLYMPIC LANGUAGE shows how host cities present themselves to the world by shining a spotlight on some particularly interesting Looks of the Games. Find out the secrets behind designing a successful visual identity and get creative at The Museum. The programme is free of charge.

 

For more information visit the The Olympic Museum website.

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Torch Tour

Press release by Buenos Aires 2018;

Lighting up the world from Argentina with the Youth Olympic flame
The flame will cover more than 10,000 kilometres and 16 cities, in addition to iconic Argentine geography.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Torch Tour will highlight cultural and geographical diversity while it travels through the northwest, northeast, Cuyo, Pampa, and Patagonia regions.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic flame will travel across Argentina from August to September, taking the Olympic spirit to every corner of the country.

The flame will be lit in a ceremony in Greece to mark the start of the torch relay for the third summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games. During its journey through the South American country the flame will travel through five Argentine regions while lighting up the whole planet.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Torch Tour will highlight cultural and geographical diversity while it travels through the northwest, northeast, Cuyo, Pampa, and Patagonia regions.

The flame will cover more than 10,000 kilometres and 16 cities, in addition to iconic Argentine geography.

In the same spirit, the concept of the Buenos Aires Torch Tour is based on the desire for the Games to be a space for diversity, multiculturalism and the common good.

Three fires emerge from the seed to create the Olympic flame, representing the three Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence.

The overlap of the three shapes include five tones to reflect the five Argentine regions of the torch relay, the five continents and the five Olympic rings.

The precise dates and details of the Youth Olympic Torch Tour as well as the relay runner selection process will be announced soon.

The Olympic flame dates back to Ancient Greece, where the first Olympic Games were organized. The Ancient Greeks viewed fire as a divine element and flames were kept burning in their main temples. To ensure its purity, the Olympic flame was ignited using the heat from the sun and a special kind of mirror that concentrated the sun’s ray into a single point.

This tradition continues today. The Hellenic Olympic Committee organises a ritual where an actress portraying a high priestess uses the flame to ignite the torch for the first torch bearer.

From Athens to the host city, the Organising Committee oversees the flame, choosing the route and theme to reflect the culture and vision of the host country.

 

Emblem

Image: Buenos Aires 2018

 

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