Los Angeles 1984 - Raul Gonzalez of Mexico celebrates after winning the 50 km race walk
Los Angeles 1984 - Ulrike Meyfarth (West Germany) wins her second Olympic high jump gold medal with a leap of 2.02 meters
Well, look at who we got here…
And in that moment, I swear Billy Schneider finally resembled his father.
Exploring Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Park
The track, used for bobsledding and the luge competitions until 1991, primarily draws hikers and graffiti artists these days. It bears the marks not only from the passage of time, but also from the wars that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s.
"I would personally like to thank all of our snowboarders and freestyle skiers for making newscasters across America say things like ‘air to fakie,’ and the ‘back-to-back double cork 1260.’ I don’t know what that means, really, but I just wanted to say it. I’m pretty sure I’m the first President to ever say that."
—President Obama honoring the US Olympic Team at the White House yesterday.
A recent article entitled “A Uniform Approach? Designing Australian National Identity at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games,” published in a special issue of Journal of Design History, discusses how nationalism is represented through sporting uniforms.(via oupacademic)