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It is now over ten years since the Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games and one of the most visible legacy projects of the Cultural programme is a prominent sculpture displayed in Olympic park to give recognition to the Olympic volunteers. Here is a photo set of the work taken in April 2011. Each of the poles includes hundreds of names, mostly alphabetically ordered, but also grouped in respect of types of contribution, such as the OCOG volunteers.
The are upon us and things are heating up around Vancouver. You can feel the energy in the city as all the last minute details are pulled together for this huge event. The team at has been out and about making photos of all the action and we have pulled together some of our favorites. You can find more Vancouver 2010 photos than you know what to do with here, but for now check out this first week of February in Vancouver with the Winter Olympic Games just around the corner.
We got a tour of , starting first with lessons from the speed skating youth team. These kids are fast!
These cute dogs were part of which gave us a through Prince George.
Rebecca Bollwitt, otherwise known as , was up in Prince George for the winter adventures. Rebecca is a Vancouver blogger who will be covering the
Dog-sledding was a great way to travel the back country of Prince George.
Prince George has a huge ancient forest with trees that are hundreds of years old. Static Photography’s had a chance to prove his strength by holding up this fallen tree.
The ancient forest in Prince George provided a great canopy for the long winter hike.
The Prince George showcases some of the best in Canadian musical talent. The were at the festival this year, headlining the main night.
The event happened took place in Prince George. This event was all ages and the competition was strong even in the
The Torch was traveling through Prince George in its journey through Canada. This is the passing of the Olympic flame from one torch bearer
to another torch bearer, which is called a ‘kiss’.
There was a festive when the Olympic flame was brought Prince George. The entire town was a captive audience when the Prince George cauldron was light by the Olympic flame.
is obviously the Olympics biggest fan and has travelled around the country following the torch along its journey.
The is a venue that was built specifically for the Olympic Games. This venue will hold the speed-skating events.
will be renamed during the Olympic Games. All of the hockey events will be held at this venue during February.
Many changes have taken place in Vancouver during the preparation for the Olympic Games. A long standing was covered in the prep but is being repainted by local Vancouver artists.
For the first time ever in Olympic history, the Cultural Olympiad has a digital edition called . is the Creative Director of CODE, which is has four parts, , , and .
This is the CODE Live 1 at Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver. Wang Yuyang is showcasing his media installation Artifical Moon, which illuminates the entryway of CODE Live 1.
The 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad has some public art installations around the city. One of these art installations is by Isabelle Hayeur and is located in the building.
The 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad has curated over 60 days of arts, theatre and dance performances. The opening weekend showcased Elizabeth Streb’s show with its amazing acrobatic feats of human flight.
We spent the weekend in Whistler with Tourism BC. Chris has been making videos while following the Torch through its journey of Canada.
The Peak to Peak Gondola takes you from the top of the Whistler Mountain to the top of the Blackcomb Mountain. This was part of our .
The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games will officially be here in the city in less than a week. We can’t wait to see what Vancouver has in
store when the Games are finally here!
Definitely make sure to check back for more photo essays during themonth of February!
Here is a slideshow of the images from this photo essay. Feel free to share this on your blogs and your networks under a license. Please make sure to link back to Static Photography!
The events spanned across CODE 1 (), CODE 2 () and across the skies with the . CODE Live runs from the 4th to the 21st of February. More details are available .