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Record World Masters Championships fields set for Spain

September 5th, 2018

Record World Masters Championships fields set for Spain

A look ahead to the 13-day event taking place from September 4-16 in Malaga

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Art, peace and sport to celebrate World Olympic Day

July 11th, 2018

Students at St. Lawrence High School in Kolkata expressed how they are “united by Olympism”.

On 23 June, St. Lawrence High School in Kolkata, India celebrated Olympic Day with a little inaugural ceremony where Rev. Fr. Sebastian James SJ introduced the global drawing competition Expression 2018 to guests and students present. This competition ended Saturday 30 June. Read the rest of this entry »


Will the Olympic Picasso be in Malaga?

June 30th, 2018
Olympic Picasso

Will Olympic Painter compete in Malaga?  Over 40 years a World class thrower

He is conspicuous even in the largest crowd; he competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics Games, narrowly missing out on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he was still in the running for selection for the British team in the London 2012 Olympics although he was then aged over 50, only missing out on the B Standard by cms throwing the 800g javelin out to 72.78m. He is of course Roald Bradstock the flamboyant spear throwing Painter, fondly referred to by his huge social media followers as the Olympic Picasso.

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‘Olympic Picasso’ combines love for sports, art

February 17th, 2018

 — He is known around the world as the “Olympic Picasso” — a former Olympian whose two passions are sports and art.

During the 2018 winter games, Roald Bradstock is combining those talents in a historic way. Read the rest of this entry »


4 Athletes Selected as Artists in Residence at the Olympics

February 5th, 2018

For this year’s creative program, the International Olympic Committee is calling on some familiar faces.

By Talya Minsberg
Feb. 5, 2018

A group of Olympic athletes is attending the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but they won’t be competing for medals.

Instead, they will travel to Pyeongchang, South Korea, as Olympic artists in residence, the International Olympic Committee announced today.

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Paralympic values promoted through art

February 24th, 2017

Paralympic values promoted through art

SEE THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON PARALYMPIC.ORG HERE:

‘Art of the Olympians’ is a platform where Olympians and Paralympians can show their creative side, express themselves and document their involvement in the arts.

By IPC

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British Olympic track and field athlete Roald Bradstock has brought together dozens of Olympians and Paralympians through his project ‘Art of the Olympians’ (AOTO), creating a virtual and physical platform where they can show their creative side, express themselves, showcase their work and document their involvement in the arts.

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Recent News – Fall 2016

October 4th, 2016

https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/art/interview-former-olympian-and-artist-roald-bradstock

https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/art/art-of-world-sports-2016

https://hk-magazine.com/whats-on/culture/art/18806/art-world-sports-2016

http://soraouji.com/Detail/aoto/BHoVxpeAEKI


AOTO Executive Director Roald Bradstock launches global campaign and search for new artists on CNN International

March 14th, 2016

 


Roald Bradstock: Has the time come for a “Super-Olympics”?

January 20th, 2016


Roald Bradstock ©ITG

Are we fighting a losing battle trying to stop athletes taking performance enhancing drugs? Is cheating just so much a part of “our” collective genetic makeup that it can never be eradicated from sport? Is the only option to throw more money at it, and make the offenders criminals and put them in prison, or is there an alternative, albeit extreme option?

What if we went the other direction, and did a 180, and created an entirely new “genre” in the sports world, where it would be not only legal to take PEDs, but you would actually be encouraged to take them?

We have the Olympic and Paralympic Games for abled and disabled athletes. Why not add another section for enabled and enhanced athletes? Creating Super-Olympics would give those individual athletes and state sponsored programs that want to cheat a stage and an outlet. Could this be the solution? Maybe, just maybe, these “cheats”, be it individuals or statewide programs, would then self-purge themselves and move to the new platform, a sand box created especially for them, where they could go and play. Then the decks would be cleared and our current system could be cleaned up. Read the rest of this entry »


Youth Sport Trust

December 14th, 2015


Javelin Greats, Coaches Cheer Olympic Hopeful

November 17th, 2015

One was the first American to hold the world record in the javelin. Another competed in eight Olympic Trials and made three British Olympic teams. A third coached Australian throwers at three Summer Games.

The trio were among five javelin coaches or stars who shared thoughts on Leigh Petranoff’s dream to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The new San Marcos resident — a daughter of former world record holder Tom Petranoff — competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials. She is interviewed here.

Comments from a javelin panel assembled by Times of San Diego:

Bud Held, 1952 Olympian

In 1953, Held became the first American to set a world record in the javelin — and the first to break the 80-meter mark with his world record of 263 feet 10 inches. He had a best of 270 feet and was inducted into the national Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1987.

Bud Held, Olympian and world record setter. Photos by Ken Stone and (inset) nemethjavelins.hu
Bud Held, Olympian and world record setter. Photos by Ken Stone and (inset) nemethjavelins.hu

Held: I feel a little presumptuous about making suggestions to Leigh about her javelin throwing, considering her father’s abilities. Also, I only saw her make one throw on one occasion, and I did not pay a lot of attention to her form. Read the rest of this entry »


Bradstock Testimonial from AOTO Documentary with Peggy Fleming

October 3rd, 2015


Roald Bradstock: Inspirational Cheats

December 10th, 2014

Original Article
Roald Bradstock Inspiration is an integral part of sports: inspiring stories, inspirational performances and inspirational athletes.

Cheating, unfortunately, is another, albeit less savory, aspect of the sporting world.

But how can two such polar opposites come together to inspire us? It’s not possible, is it? Read the rest of this entry »


How high can a human throw something?

September 9th, 2014

Original Article

Device for maximising height of throw … Illustration from What If?

Device for maximising height of throw … Illustration from What If?

Question: How high can a human throw something? (From Irish Dave on the Isle of Man)

Answer: Humans are good at throwing things. In fact, we’re great at it; no other animal can throw stuff like Read the rest of this entry »


Roald Bradstock: When the winner isn’t always the winner

October 23rd, 2013

Original Article

Roald Bradstock“To the victor go the spoils” is a well-known phrase first uttered by a New York Senator in 1831. Simply put, it means the winner gets the prize. But in the sports world determining a winner can be sometimes be challenging.

You would think that the person crossing the finish line first or the team scoring the most points is the winner, right, seems kind of a no brainer. They’re the ones that stand on top of the podium and receive the bouquet of flowers, get their medals, trophy, jacket or jersey and hear their national anthem played. Of course, they are the champions. That’s why we have competitions and why we have an award ceremony afterwards, so we can Read the rest of this entry »