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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.

“I want to embrace the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence in the execution of this project."   Roald Bradstock is a two-time British Olympic javelin thrower (GBR- 1984 & 1988) and an award winning international Olympic sports artist (USA – 2000). Bradstock's antics on and...

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.
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.
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.
 — 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.

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.

#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

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.

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.
05 FEB 2018 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.