Arts and culture have long been part of the Olympic programme. In Ancient Greece, art and sport were considered perfect partners. The idea was to achieve harmony by exercising both the body and the mind. With the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of Modern Olympics, advocated for a strong alliance “among athletes, artists, and spectators”. At early editions of the Games (1912-1948), art competitions featured in the programme and medals were awarded in architecture, literature, musical composition, painting and sculpture.
Please visit the Olympic website for further details https://olympics.com/ioc/olympic-art-project/art-at-the-village
The painting competition of the last year was a great success. The youngsters showcased their extraordinary skills in Painting and we invite all again to get involved in cherishing Olympic Values by painting their imagination.
! So hurry up and sign up for the competition here: https://forms.gle/m8uQpZCudMMg8MTu8