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IOC reveals winners of 4th Sport and Art contest

IOC reveals winners of 4th Sport and Art contest

21/06/2012

The three medal-winning and five diploma-winning works in each category of the  fourth edition of the IOC Sport and Art contest will be exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London during the 2012 Games, which will start on 27 July. The works of the winning artists, who will be awarded with a diploma and cash prizes, were selected from among the 68 entries submitted by an international jury presided over by the Chairman of the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission, Lambis Nikolaou.

The winners for the graphic works category are:

 

Artist

Title

Medium, Technique

Country

1.

Volha PIASHKO

IN CERCA DELL’ ARMONIA

Mixed media, collage (paper, oil, enamel)

Italy

2.

Luisa BALABAN

EXCELLENCE RISING

Paper, ink, watercolor, pastel

Romania

3.

Isabel DE CUNHA LIMA

HOPE

Acrylic on canvas

Portugal

 

The winners for the sculpture category are:

 

Artist

Title

Medium, Technique

Country

1.

Martin O. LINSON

OMNIPOTENT TRIUMPH

Bronze

USA

2.

Levan VARDOSANIDZE

OLYMPIC HYMN

Bronze, brass, marble, wood

Georgia

3.

Fernando SERRANO MUÑOZ

THE CYCLING WOMAN

Sapeli wood carving, treated with wax, rusty iron support

Spain

 

 

Click here to see the full list of the winning art works

Award ceremony at Amsterdam conference

The remaining works will be exhibited at the House of International Sport in Lausanne until 3 September 2012. The prize-giving ceremony for the medal winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) in the respective categories will take place during the 8th IOC World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture, which will be held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 25 to 27 November 2012.

Background information

The IOC’s Sport and Art contest has existed since 2000 and is held every four years. Artists from all countries which have a recognised NOC can participate by entering their work in either the sculpture or graphic works category. The competition theme in 2012 is “Sport and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect”. The contest highlights the cultural diversity of the Olympic Movement and, as stated by IOC President Jacques Rogge: “the catalysing role that sport, like art, can play in today’s society, as an instrument to improve people’s quality of life and wellbeing”.

Check out the Guildhall Art Gallery here:  http://www.guildhallartgallery.cityoflondon.gov.uk/gag/

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