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Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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07/02/2018 10:30 EET

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…)

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…)

Introducing the ‘Olympic Picasso’

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is the second time South Korea has hosted, after the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

One man competing back then was Roald Bradstock, who represented Great Britain in the javelin.

30 years on, he’s back in South Korea – not as an athlete, but as an Olympic artist.

It’s the first time the International Olympic Committee has commissioned an artistic project.

Roald, along with two other artists, is part of a program that recruits Olympic athletes to create 15 paintings during the games – one for each winter sport.

When the 15 paintings are completed and arranged in three rows of five, they will become one painting revealing the Olympic values at the heart of this initiative.

And Roald, dubbed the ‘Olympic Picasso’, says he’s fulfilling a lifetime dream.

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Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock Featured in Historic Art Event at Pyeongchang Olympics

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

United States Sports Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock of Atlanta, a two-time Olympian, took part in the inaugural “Olympic Art Project” at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. Photo by Audrey Bradstock via Olympic.org.

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year Roald Bradstock of Atlanta, a two-time Olympian, recently took part in his third Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Only this time, the javelin thrower did so as a painter taking part in the historic “Olympic Art Project.”

Bradstock was one of four former Olympians who brought the Olympic values to life through art by coming together with athletes for the project. It was the first time in the history of the Olympic Winter Games that Olympians who are also artists were invited to the Games to participate in the art project. Over 17 days, more than 100 Olympians took part in the project in which Bradstock and other artists and athletes completed 15 paintings inspired by different Winter Olympic events. The works were shown in the Olympic Village in Gangneung. (more…)

THE “OLYMPIC ART PROJECT”: AN INVITATION TO RELIVE THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018 FROM AN EXCITING AND CREATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OLYMPIC HISTORY, OLYMPIANS WHO ARE ALSO ARTISTS WERE INVITED TO THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018 TO BE PART OF THE OLYMPIC ART PROJECT, AN INITIATIVE OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC). OLYMPIANS USED THEIR TALENTS TO SHARE A DIFFERENT VIEW ON THE GAMES THROUGH THE FILM OLYMPIC DREAMS AND A ONE-OF-A-KIND PAINTING.

Greek-American long-distance athlete Alexi Pappas (Rio 2016), British javelin thrower Roald Bradstock (Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988), American biathlete Lanny Barnes (Turin 2006) and Swiss fencer Jean-Blaise Evequoz (bronze medallist at Montreal 1976) are the four “Olympian artists” who shared their creative spirit and craft in PyeongChang through two different projects: a short film, Olympic Dreams, and a collective painting revealing the Olympic values. (more…)

Athletes at the heart of the Olympic Art Project

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Four Olympians visited the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 not to compete for medals, but instead to create works of art.

PyeongChang 2018 marked a new era for the Olympic Games as, for the first time, Olympians who are also artists were asked to take part in the Olympic Art Project. Offering a completely new perspective, the venture provided viewers with a glimpse of the emotions felt away from competition, while also giving athletes the chance to express themselves in a creative manner during their off-time. (more…)

The Olympic Picasso’s Connection to Franchising

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

One of the franchising community’s top leaders has a first-hand view of the “drive to win” needed to succeed at the Olympic Games. Any Lab Test Now CEO Clarissa Bradstock’s husband is Roald Bradstock, an Olympic athlete in the javelin and award-winning artist. The multi-talented couple just returned to the U.S. from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

 

Roald Bradstock painting during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Atlantan enhances art of the Games, trading athletics for paintbrush

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Bo Emerson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Olympic athletes currently gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have mastered many physical skills, but few of them are adept with acrylics.

Atlantan Roald Bradstock, an athlete and an artist, is an exception. He’s easy to spot in the Gangneung Olympic Village. First of all, he’s 55, and many of the athletes here are the ages of his youngest children. Also, he’s wearing his own artwork — hand-painted jackets, scarves and hats.

During these Games, Bradstock, a two-time Olympic javelin thrower, isn’t competing. Instead, he’s trying to coax his fellow athletes to try their hand with a brush and a canvas. (more…)

Olympians invited to help create art in Olympic Village

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Olympians are invited to help bring the Olympic values to life through art in the Olympic Village at PyeongChang 2018. Competing athletes are being asked to join Alexi Pappas(athletics, Greece), Roald Bradstock (javelin, Great Britain), Lanny Barnes (biathlon, USA) and Jean-Blaise Evequoz (fencing, Switzerland) who are the Olympian artists-in-residence at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. (more…)

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES BLEND CULTURE WITH SPORT

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

WHILE THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SHOWCASE THE BEST OF WINTER ATHLETICISM, OLYMPISM ITSELF IS ABOUT BLENDING CULTURE AND SPORT, WHICH PYEONGCHANG 2018 HAS FULLY EMBRACED.

 

The PyeongChang Olympic Plaza provides the chance to not only see Winter Olympians receive their hard-won medals, but also enjoy a spectacular calendar of artistic and musical performances before and after the medal ceremonies.

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En route to snapping selfies alongside both the Olympic cauldron and the rings, crowds pass by large-scale public art sculptures in the Plaza. Inmyeonjo, which is a mythical bird with a human face, has become a surprise attraction for visitors to photograph as it parades around three times a day. (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…)

„Olympischer Picasso“ bringt Athleten zum Malen

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Der britische Künstler Roald Bradstock wird auch der olympische Picasso genannt. Bei den Winterspielen in Pyeongchang bringt er Athleten dazu, den Pinsel zu schwingen. Die gemeinsamen Bilder sollen im Olympischen Museum in Lausanne landen.

Seltsame Dinge gehen bei den Winterspielen in Pyeongchang im olympischen Dorf vor sich.

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Winter Olympics 2018: ‘Geonbae!’ with two former Olympians

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

#TeamTennessee has high aspirations for what sport they would compete in to bring home the gold. USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee staffers Joe Rexrode, Geoff Calkins and Andrew Nelles will be covering the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang. Ayrika Whitney/USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Raise your hand if you remember the old “Saturday Night Live” sketch with Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd about the Festrunk brothers from Czechoslovakia (like I said, it’s old). Their catchphrase was: “We’re two wild and crazy guys!” If you didn’t raise your hand, check YouTube. Good 1970s stuff. (more…)

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

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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.

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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

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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…)