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Eight Instagrammers to Follow for an Insider’s View of the Olympic Games

Friday, February 9th, 2018

From art and food to skis and skates, these Instagrammers give you a behind-the-scenes look at #Pyeongchang2018

SMITHSONIAN.COM

Can’t make it to the Olympic Games this year but still want to stay up-to-date on what happens outside the competition? These eight Instagram accounts are must-follows for behind-the-scenes shots and Korean culture. And don’t forget to follow the official Olympics Instagram to see the heart of the action.

Roald Bradstock (@roaldbradstock​)

In 2014, the International Olympic Committee launched an artists-in-residence program to bring arts back into the Olympic Games. This year’s artists are all former Olympians. Roald Bradstock competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics for England as a javelin thrower. He’s now a full-time artist, and for his residency, he’ll be working on 16 collaborative large-scale paintings representing the Games. Every morning of the Olympics, he plans to set up a blank canvas in the Olympic Village and invite competing athletes to paint whatever they want.

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Meet the 2018 Olympic Artists in Residence

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Four artists who are also athletes will make art by Olympians for Olympians at the PyeongChang Olympics

SMITHSONIAN.COM

Athletes from around the world have gathered in PyeongChang, South Korea, to kick off the 2018 Winter Olympics. Among the men and women competing are four current and former athletes charged with a special mission: to bring art to the Olympic Village.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this week that it has selected four athletes to serve as Olympic artists in residence for this year’s winter games. Greek-American distance runner Alexi Pappas, British javelin thrower Roald Bradstock, American biathlete Lanny Barnes, and Swiss fencer Jean-Blaise Evéquoz, each of whom are artists who have competed in the Olympics at least once, will collaborate on two projects throughout the duration of the games. (more…)

OUR OLYMPIANS ARE ARTISTS!

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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PYEONGCHANG 2018

OUR OLYMPIANS ARE ARTISTS!

AT THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018, THEY WILL BRING THE OLYMPIC VALUES TO LIFE THROUGH ART. A FIRST!

They have taken part in the Olympic Games at least once as athletes and they are artists. In PyeongChang, they will not be in contention for a medal, but they will bring the Olympic values to life through art and by coming together with athletes in the Olympic Village. Olympians Alexi Pappas (10 km runner), Roald Bradstock (javelin thrower), Lanny Barnes (biathlete) and Jean-Blaise Evequoz (fencer) are the “Olympian artists” at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. (more…)

4 Athletes Selected as Artists in Residence at the Olympics

Monday, 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

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Paralympic values promoted through art

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‘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.

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

Monday, March 14th, 2016

 

Youth Sport Trust

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Bradstock Testimonial from AOTO Documentary with Peggy Fleming

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Roald Bradstock’s javelin throw and BBC interview at the 2012 UK Olympic Trials.

Friday, August 16th, 2013


Roald Bradstock competes in a record setting 8th Olympic Trials aged 50 in Birmingham, England on June 23rd, 2012. He smashes the World Masters Record for “the over 50” and comes second. The following day, on June 24th, 2012, Roald has a little chat with John Inverdale live on BBC

April 2013 News

Monday, April 29th, 2013

2013: Running Network:  Article.

2013: Inside the Games: Blog.
2013: The Sports Digest: Article.

 

Javelin ace inspires children about London 2012 through art

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Javelin ace inspires children about London 2012 through artWednesday 6 July: Schoolchildren in Suffolk have taken part in an art class with a difference as Roald Bradstock, a Great Britain javelin thrower and former world record holder led an Olympic-themed art master class at Kirkley School in Lowestoft.Roald is one of the Youth Sport Trust’s ambassadors for the Sports College Legacy Programme which inspires children to learn across a range of school subjects by using the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage pupils. (more…)

Javelin ace inspires children about London 2012 through art

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

 

Javelin ace inspires children about London 2012 through artWednesday 6 July: Schoolchildren in Suffolk have taken part in an art class with a difference as Roald Bradstock, a Great Britain javelin thrower and former world record holder led an Olympic-themed art master class at Kirkley School in Lowestoft.

Roald is one of the Youth Sport Trust’s ambassadors for the Sports College Legacy Programme which inspires children to learn across a range of school subjects by using the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage pupils.

He joined a group of year 10 pupils at Kirkley School, worked with them to create their own Olympic and Paralympic themed artwork, offered advice on how sport and art can be combined in schools and demonstrated his own art skills.

The objective of the Sports College Legacy programme is to inspire those young people that are not involved in sport by linking London 2012 to an area of the curriculum in which they are already engaged; and to encourage those who are already active in sport to become more interested in other school subjects.

Speaking during his visit to the school, Roald said:

“Having the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics on our doorstep is a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a generation through sport.  In sport it is important to express yourself to maximise your performance and the same can be said for art.”

Nikola Ketteringham, Head of Art at Kirkley School, said:

“It is exciting that someone who has competed at the highest level in sport would give up their day to show pupils how sport can be used across a range of lessons and inspire our young people at school. It’s a really lovely way to wind down at the end of the school year.”

‘Olympic Picasso’ will paint the town red if he reaches Games at 50

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Olympic Picasso’ will paint the town red if he reaches Games at 50

The Independent

Simon Turnbull: On the YouTube section of Roald Bradstock’s website, you can see a clip of him throwing in the Olympic javelin final in Los Angeles in 1984.

Roald Bradstock holds the world record for throwing an iPod (154 yards), an egg (118 yards) and a goldfish (56 yards)
Getty – Roald Bradstock holds the world record for throwing an iPod (154 yards), an egg (118 yards) and a goldfish (56 yards)

On the YouTube section of Roald Bradstock’s website, you can see a clip of him throwing in the Olympic javelin final in Los Angeles in 1984. “He’s had injuries,” commentator Stuart Storey says of the javelin thrower-cum-artist who has come to be known as “the Olympic Picasso”. “He has got a weak back.” (more…)

Prince Albert to Visit Fort Myers, FL Museum

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Art of the Olympians
By Betsa Marsh, Postmedia News April 1, 2011

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco kicks off his running shoes and pulls on a white jumpsuit. Just point him to the paint.

Handlers guide him to a giant canvas stretched taut on the coarse Florida grass. Winding up, he hurls a discus into a tri-color puddle of paint and the colours — and the crowds — explode.

This first splat! signals the official opening of the Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Fla., with paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture by more than 30 Olympians. (more…)

Peggy Fleming hosts Art of the Olympians documentary

Sunday, August 15th, 2010
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  • Naples Daily News
  • Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m., updated September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.

Peggy Fleming

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Peggy Fleming

The Art of the Olympians, began as a dream of Olympic gold medallist Al Oerter. He spent the last two years of his life organizing Art of the Olympians by collecting artwork in various mediums from Olympic athletes, lobbied for a (more…)