RSS - Twitter - YouTube - Linkedin - Facebook    

The ‘Olympics’ Category

Paralympic values promoted through art

Friday, 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

Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

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.

(more…)

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.

 

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
  • GravinaSmithMatteArnold
  • Naples Daily News
  • Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m., updated September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.

Peggy Fleming

Ilene Safron, Main Sail Video Production

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…)

Art and the Olympics

Friday, April 10th, 2009

http://www.insidethegames.biz/blogs/6753-roald-bradstock-art-and-the-olympics

Roald Bradstock: Art and the Olympics

10 April 2009altBy Roald Bradstock – 10 April 2009

As an artist and an athlete I find the recent discussion about the “The Cultural Olympiad” and its role in the Olympics very interesting. A journalist wrote in an article recently that “it” would “be a tiny side show” to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

Unfortunately this is a point of view that many people may have, but what amuses me is that art and the arts is so intertwined with the Olympics that people cannot see it. (more…)

Art and the Olympics

Friday, April 10th, 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
alt

By Roald Bradstock – 10 April 2009
As an artist and an athlete I find the recent discussion about the “The Cultural Olympiad” and its role in the Olympics very interesting. A journalist wrote in an article recently that “it” would “be a tiny side show” to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

 

Unfortunately this is a point of view that many people may have, but what amuses me is that art and the arts is so intertwined with the Olympics that people cannot see it.

(more…)