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Art, peace and sport to celebrate World Olympic Day

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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Η ελληνοαμερικανίδα Alexi Pappas θα συμμετάσχει στους Καλλιτεχνικούς Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες

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Για το φετινό του δημιουργικό της πρόγραμμα, η Διεθνής Ολυμπιακή Επιτροπή κάλεσε μια ομάδα από Ολυμπιακούς Αθλητές, όχι για να συμμετάσχουν στους Αγώνες, αλλά ως Φιλοξενούμενοι Καλλιτέχνες στους Χειμερινούς Ολυμπιακούς στη Νότια Κορέα.  (more…)

Will the Olympic Picasso be in Malaga?

Saturday, 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.


Expression 2018 set to unveil today to mark Olympic Day

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Ajanta Chakraborty | TNN | Jun 23, 2018, 08:37 ISTTNN[ Ajanta Chakraborty ]

KOLKATA: After a grand success of ‘Expression 2017′, St. Lawrence High School (SLHS), Kolkata, India, in association with their alumni St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) are organizing an international Drawing and Painting competition ‘Expression 2018’ tomorrow to celebrate Olympic Day and promote Olympic values and peace among school children. Theme this year is ‘Olympic Games and Youth’ as the world will be coming together for 3rd Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October this year. (more…)

‘Olympic Picasso’ combines love for sports, art

Saturday, 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. (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.


Paralympic values promoted through art

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Paralympic values promoted through art


‘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.


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

Monday, March 14th, 2016


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

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Bradstock Testimonial from AOTO Documentary with Peggy Fleming

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Roald Bradstock: Inspirational Cheats

Wednesday, 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? (more…)

How high can a human throw something?

Tuesday, 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 (more…)

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

Wednesday, 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 (more…)

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.