Rio 2016; Torch Relay Route Greece revealed

The Hellenic Olympic Committee has revealed the route for the Greek leg of the torch relay:

Source: Hellenic Olympic Committee
Source: Hellenic Olympic Committee

 

Day 1: April 21, 2016 Ancient Olympia (Flame Lighting Ceremony) – Zante

Day 2: April 22, 2016 Zante – Preveza

Day 3: April 23, 2016 Preveza – Thessaloniki

Day 4: April 24, 2016 Thessaloniki – Alexandroupoli

Day 5: April 25, 2016 Alexandroupoli – Larissa

Day 6: April 26, 2016 Larissa – Museum of Acropolis

Day 7: April 27, 2016 Museum of Acropolis – Panathenaic Stadium (handover ceremony)

 

Panathenaic Stadium Athens | BK on Flickr | Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio), Photo credit: RzlBrz007700 | (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Panathenaic Stadium Athens | BK on Flickr | Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio), Photo credit: RzlBrz007700 | (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Book recommendation; Olympic Realities: Sechs Stadte Nach dem Grossanlass / Six Cities After the Games

Olympic Realities Sechs Stadte Nach dem Grossanlass Six Cities After the Games

 

From the author:

World records, heroic stories, tears of the losers. The Olympics are the most important international sporting event when, for two weeks, one city is watched by the world.
Universal enthusiasm and a global media presence politicise the games and provide an opportunity for massive investment. Stadiums become symbols of power.
Days of euphoria are followed by disillusionment. Olympic Realities takes the viewer to six places deserted by the Olympic circus.
Bruno Helbling’s architecture photography raises questions of the significance of these monstrous events.
The impressive pictures are accompanied by six controversial essays, each written by an author with a special connection to the particular Olympic city.
Simultaneously provocative and entertaining, they expose the roots of a system of megalomania, corruption and mismanagement.
Olympic Realities is not only a highly aesthetic record of endurance, but also a sharp portrayal of an inescapable recurrence.

Hardback, 206 pages, English & German, 164 color-photographs
Photography by Bruno Helbling Essays by Werner van Gent, Peter Dittmann, Ahmed Buric,
Francesco Pastorelli, Barbara Lüthi and Martin Müller.
Graphic-Design by Lars Egert
Birkhäuser 2015
ISBN 978-3-0356-0631-7

 

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Athens 2004; Look of the Games

A video is produced covering the “Look of the Games” on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for each Olympics. This video includes an overview of the work produced for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. It includes key insights from select individuals responsible for helping shape each city’s imaging program.

Iconologic founder and Look of the Games Advisor to the IOC, Brad Copeland, is featured in this video.

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