|Greek Wrestlers in the Ancient Olympic Games, Tom Lovell|
|The year was 1932; the painting|
was At the Seaside of Arild by
the Swedish artist David Wallin.
|The Knockdown, 1932, Mahonri Young, |
the gold medal winner in sculpture.
|The Olympic Rings, 1912, Pierre de Coubertin|
|In some ways, the games have changed very little...except|
that back then, Nike was only a Greek goddess.
|Olympic posters have come|
a long way since 1896.
Compare this one to those
|Olympic posters tend to reflect the art and culture of the host nation.|
|Waldi the Daschund, the first official|
Olympic mascot. He never made it as
far as to become a costume at the
1972 Munich games.
|Some are cute, some highly creative, others quite popular with the crowds. Most, however are, quite literally, dumb.|
|Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village is situated on a triangular|
peninsula jutting into the city's massive harbor.
|French street artist JR designed and engineered the two giant athletes, which are part of the artist’s ongoing ‘inside out’ project. |
They are made out of scaffolding and are currently on
display in Rio de Janeiro.
|And what would the Olympics be without the |
art of LeRoy Neiman? We're about to find out.
He died in June, 2012, shortly before the start
of the London Olympics.
|Mount Olympus in sand|