News Olympics

You really get a different kind of Olympic coverage on French radio. France Culture just ran a LONG philosophical discussion lamenting both the advent of clothing in the Olympics (athletes originally competed butt-naked) and the decision to drop poetry competitions. On a more modern topic, they debated whether photographs taken at the games capture moments or alter them. “There are not enough images taken from below,” one commentator whined.

Below, some fabulous Olympics posters from yesteryear.

5 Responses to “News Olympics”

  1. Comment by Holidays in France | 07/30/12 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Laurie.

    These posters are absolutely beautiful! I wonder if the current set of Olympic graphics will look this good in 80 years time.

    Best wishes, Alex

  2. Comment by Richard Ewen | 07/30/12 at 5:55 pm

    I believe the phrase is “Buck-naked”

  3. Comment by baies de goji | 08/01/12 at 6:53 am

    These are really nice posters for the olympics. I hope you London can maintain that sense of style and historic illustration of the Olympics in the coming years.

  4. Comment by Anika | 08/07/12 at 12:18 pm

    Beautiful posters, where did you find these?

  5. Comment by Laurie | 08/09/12 at 6:20 pm

    Google search!

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