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Behind the curtains of the art studio

Roald Bradstock, Lanny Barnes and Jean Blaise Evequoz, the three Olympian artists involved in this initiative spent 2 weeks inside the art studio. Today, they remember funny, sweet and touching pieces of life live from the art workshop. Discover some if their precious moments :

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“As the Olympics went on, It became a place to spend a few minutes doing something different and being part of something bigger…” Roald Bradstock

“One day two female Japanese teammates came in to paint. One had tears in her eyes because she had just finished her event and had a bad performance, by the time they were done painting they were laughing and hugging. As an athlete, moments like these are so priceless” said Lanny Barnes.

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“One day a man came into the studio and looked at all the paintings and said "Wow, Olympic Values". So many people understood that from the athletes to the coaches” Lanny Barnes

“An athlete from Russia came by and asked to borrow a paint brush and some paint so she could paint a large sign in her room. She was to afraid or shy to paint in the box so l gave her some supplies expecting to never see her again. A few days later she returned the brush and paint and thanked me. I asked her again if she wanted to paint for a little bit. She shook her head again but did not leave. A few minutes later she picked up a brush and began painting - for 30 minutes!” Roald Bradstock

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“lt was so much fun seeing, individuals, couples and groups from so many different countries and sport coming in to paint - putting their little touch onto a canvas using a dab of coloured paint.” Lanny Barnes

“All the athletes who took part in our project expressed their enthusiasm and said how much they enjoyed themselves. It’s really encouraging for the future.” Jean Blaise Evequoz

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Roald Bradstock (GB) and Jean Blaise Evequoz (SUI) inside the art studio during the first week of the Olympic Games
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Lanny Barnes (USA) joined the action next to Roald Bradstock (GB) during the second week of the Games
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View inside the studio. The artists and athletes celebrated the spirit of Olympism through art with a wider audience via the hashtag #OlympicArt.
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Roald Bradstock taking a selfie with Sophie Vercruyssen and An Vannieuwenhuyse (Bobsleigh) from Belgium.
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The 2 Belgian Olympians couldn’t resist! Spot the helmets …Their painting went viral…
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A young Olympian from Canada in action!
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Two Olympians from Kazakstan paint inside the art studio
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Genevieve Kim Knowles, Ice Hockey team (COR)
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Jelena Peeters (BEL) is a Belgian Speed Skater. She is an Olympian and an artist! She designed the Team Belgian Speed Skating Uniform! Guess what ? She participated in the speed skating painting!
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Denny and Josie MORRISON (CAN) are married, are Olympians and they paint together
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Athletes from Croatia, Denmark, Estonia and Canada were painting on the same canvas at the same time!
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“One day a man came into the studio and looked at all the paintings and said "Wow, Olympic Values". So many people understood that from the athletes to the coaches” Lanny Barnes
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When Roald Bradstock and Lanny Barnes add the final touch !
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“The wind calmed down and the temperature rose so the artists could venture outside.” Roald Bradtsock
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Before colouring. The sketch of the final painting.
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Roald Bradstock is practising in the cold
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Painting a hashtag with style
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Looking back and looking forward hoping for new adventures
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