Olympics

Estonia road racers Tanel Kangert, Rein Taaramae, and Grete Treier in Beijing 2008 Olympics

Estonia male cyclists a bit pokey Estonia’s male cyclists didn’t fare too well in the Bicycle Road Race of the 2008 Olympics. Tanel Kangert finished 69th, 13 minutes behind the leader. Rein Taaramae landed 48th, 7 minutes behind. Whoa! 69th? Is that even possible? How many road racers are there? Actually, there are 90. And …

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Estonia’s female badminton player Kati Tolmoff in Beijing 2008 Olympics

I love the name of Estonia’s female badminton player, Kati. It’s like a merging of my parents names: My dad Mati (who is Estonian) and my mom Kathy (German). This Estonian woman badminton player had better chances to win than her male counterpart, as Kati’s world ranking is 46, while Raul Must’s ranking is 74. …

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Estonia badminton player Raul Must in Beijing 2008 Olympics

Underdog Estonian Raul Must started off his first round against Poland’s Przemysław Wacha. Raul is ranked 74th in the world badminton rankings with Przemysław currently at 15. Przemysław also won the bronze medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships. The backs of all the Olympic uniforms for badminton have the player’s last name, and then …

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Design critique of the redesigned Chicago 2016 Olympics logo (star version)

Today Chicago reveals their new logo today for their bid of the 2016 Olympic games. The previous logo featured a torch. (Critique of that logo available at Previous torch Chicago Olympic logo). The International Olympic Committee allows the torch to be used only for official Olympic city logos, not bid cities. Will Chicago go back …

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What happened to the 2012 London Olympics logo?

What in the world is this supposed to be? “This is the vision at the very heart of our brand,” said London 2012 organising committee chief Sebastian Coe. (from Yahoo’s coverage). Seriously. I want to know what these shapes are supposed to be.

IDEA: Cicada Olympics

The summer olympics come every four years. The cicadas come every 17 years. That makes them the Olympics TO THE EXTREME. Here’s some cicada postcards for you to collect: The cicada high jump The cicada 100 meter sprint The cicada 800 meter swimming race You can even print out this cicada and color it. Check …

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Design critique of the Chicago 2016 Olympics logo

Mayor Daley and Chicago unveiled their logo for the bid to have Chicago host the 2016 Summer Olympic games. VSA Partners’ Chicago office designed the logo. Here’s my critique of the logo: Flame It’s said that the skyline seen in the olympic flame represents how Chicago rose out of the ashes of a fire. That’s …

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2006 Winter Olympics Mascots: Neve and Gliz

From the olympic site: “Neve”: she is a gentle, kind and elegant snowball; “Gliz”: he is a lively, playful ice cube. They are the two symbolic characters of the XX Olympic Winter Games. They complement each other and personify the very essence of winter sports. The mascots were born from the pencil of Pedro Albuquerque, …

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