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  • Inside Out Project

    Inside Out Project

    I am Samela. I am currently on vacation. I have volunteered other times in life and I wanted to do it again, but in the Olympic games, so that is why I am here! In volunteering there's a lot of hard work and pressure, but in the end its all worth it with all the fun and the people I get to know! For me working in such a massive big event like the Olympics is an experience I will carry on for life and I believe that such experiences build me as a new, better, person. I used the "silence" expression on my photo. Sometimes there is just so much pressure and stress that the best thing to do is stay in silence and think about the best thing to do.
    Monday, August 15, 2016 2:55 PM | Photo
  • Eric Heiden X

    Eric Heiden X

    15 Feb 2002: General Motors and film-maker Bud Greenspan honored Eric Heiden, five time gold medalist in speed skating from the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, at the Chevy Hot Zone in Park City, Utah. GM and Greenspan honored Heiden as one of the 10 best Winter Olympians ever during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. At at ceremony in Heiden's honor, Greenspan presented an 8-minute film of his achievements. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa /Getty Images
    Thursday, February 14, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: the Russians obtained the best score in the ball routine

    Rhythmic gymnastics: the Russians obtained the best score in the ball routine

    London - 12 August 2012: The group all-around rhythmic gymnastics competition kicks off with the five ball event. The Russian team earned the best marks. Anastasia Bliznyuk, Uliana Donskova, Ksenia Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova, Anastasia Nazarenko and Alina Makarenko on the road to gold at Wembley Arena, on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:00 PM | Photo
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: the Russians dominated the group competition

    Rhythmic gymnastics: the Russians dominated the group competition

    London - 12 August 2012: At Wembley Arena, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Uliana Donskova, Ksenia Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova, Anastasia Nazarenko and Alina Makarenko of Russia perform with the ball in the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics event. They earned the best score in this rotation and forged ahead to the Olympic title, on Day 16 – the last day – of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:00 PM | Photo
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: the magnificent performance by Evgeniya Kanaeva

    Rhythmic gymnastics: the magnificent performance by Evgeniya Kanaeva

    London - 11 August 2012: Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia obtained the best score in the hoop routine, the second event in the individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics competition after the ball routine, which she also dominated. Kanaeva was on the path to gold at Wembley Arena on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:00 PM | Photo
  • Modern pentathlon: Zhongrong Cao in the 200m swimming competition

    Modern pentathlon: Zhongrong Cao in the 200m swimming competition

    London - 11 August 2012: Zhongrong Cao of China competes in the swimming 200m freestyle event, the second part of the men's modern pentathlon after fencing. He had one of the best times of the 36 competitors (1:58.93) which gave him 1,376 points ahead of the show jumping and combined running/shooting competitions. Zhongrong was on good form on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:30 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    The main feature of the medals is the Greek character shown on both sides, since their basic side has been changed for the first time since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam. This is of particular importance, as from now on all Olympic medals will reflect the Greek character of the Games as regards both their origin and their revival. On the medals awarded to Olympic athletes from 1928 until the 2000 Games in Sydney, goddess Nike was seated, holding an ear of corn in one hand and a wreath in the other. Here, she flies into the stadium bringing victory to the best athlete. The Organising Committee has chosen to show the Panathinaikos stadium, where the Games were first renewed in 1896. On the obverse, the athlete’s discipline is also engraved. The reverse side of the medal is composed of three elements: the eternal flame that was lit in Olympia and travelled through the five continents by way of the 2004 Torch Relay; the opening lines of Pindar's Eighth Olympic Ode composed in 460 BC to honour the victory of Alkimedon of Aegina in wrestling and the emblem of the 2004 Games in Athens.
    Monday, May 17, 2004 11:30 AM | Photo
  • Summer Games London 2012 Medal

    Summer Games London 2012 Medal

    On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory flies into the Panathinaikos stadium bringing victory to the best athlete. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXX Olympiad London 2012”. The reverse features an abstract design with the 2012 Games emblem at its centre as a metaphor for the modern city. The design also includes a ribbon representing London’s Thames river and an interlocking grid pattern that radiates from the centre and pulls the design together, giving it a sense of outreach while also representing the achievements and efforts of Olympic athletes. A square, which encases the balance of the design, opposes the circular shape of the medals and emphasizes its focus on the centre, reinforcing the sense of ‘place, as in a map inset.
    Friday, July 27, 2012 9:30 AM | Photo
  • Wilfried Dietrich - 1972 Munich Olympic Games, Germany

    Wilfried Dietrich - 1972 Munich Olympic Games, Germany

    German heavyweight wrestler Wilfried Dietrich throws 400 pound American opponent Chris Taylor on October 31, at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. This photograph won recognition from a panel of international photographers as the best taken at the Munich games.
    Monday, November 14, 2016 8:52 AM | Photo
  • IOC President Thomas Bach at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg

    IOC President Thomas Bach at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg

    Sport is a bridge to equality, integration and social inclusion, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg stressed on Wednesday in adopting a resolution with the aim of promoting access to sport for all. Before the adoption of the resolution, IOC President Thomas Bach addressed the Parliamentarians and the Member States. In his speech, President Bach highlighted the fact that sport plays an important role for social cohesion by providing opportunities for people of different backgrounds to interact and exchange ideas: “Sport has the unique power to bring people together, regardless of background, gender, culture or belief. The Olympic Games Rio 2016 reminded us all of this great unifying power of sport. The best example of this was the participation of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team.”
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:30 AM | Photo
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