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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…)

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


Youth Sport Trust

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Bradstock Testimonial from AOTO Documentary with Peggy Fleming

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Roald Bradstock: Inspirational Cheats

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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.”