PyeongChang 2018; Website update

From the 9th to 25th of February 2018, PyeongChang will play host to the first Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. In the past days we have updated the PyeongChang 2018 section on this website. In the run-up to the Games, more content will be added.


Plans for the rest of 2017

After a week full of news it’s time to look forward. These are our plans for the second half of 2017;

  • We will continue:
    • Our coverage of the 2024/2028 Candidature Procedure up to and including the 131th IOC session in Lima.
    • The series on ‘Barcelona 1992; 25 Years later’ and ‘Olympic bids from the past’.
  • We start a new serie about the legacy related developments in Rio de Janeiro in the past year.
  • A visit to London for the IAAF World Championships in the former Olympic Stadium. We also pay attention to the Olympic Legacy, 5 years after the Games.
  • And off course we will follow the final preparations of PyeongChang 2018 and Buenos Aires 2018.


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December 2016 on Architecture of the Games

As 2016 draws to a close it is time to look back. What can you expect this month on Architecture of the Games:

  • 2/12 Start annual user survey
  • 9/12 2016 Year in Review; January, February & March
  • 16/12 2016 Year in Review; April, May & June
  • 23/12 2016 Year in Review; July, August & September
  • 25/12 2016 Year in Review; My top 10 of the Rio Olympics (Part 1)
  • 26/12 2016 Year in Review; My top 10 of the Rio Olympics (Part 2)
  • 29/12 2016 Year in Review; October, November & December
  • 31/12 End annual user survey


  • 01/01 2017 Year in Preview: Lima & PyeongChang

AotG is now on Pinterest

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Recent changes

Frequent visitors may have noticed some differences the last couple of weeks. A summary:

  • New page added with links to interesting websites (visit page)
  • Twitter username and name has changed to @archofthegames and ‘Arch. of the Games’. (follow this blog on Twitter!)
  • Some modifications to the sidebar on the right.
  • Updated ‘About’ page
  • Every Sunday an overview of the most read articles.

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