Brian Shrader's Siteseeing Blog

Some Olympic siteseeing

Posted August 8, 2008 7:04 a.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2008 12:41 p.m. EDT

If you're getting ready to watch the Olympics, here are some neat sites:

First, here's a list of strange, discontinued Olympic events, like rope climbing, tug-of-war and live pigeon shooting.  Yes.  Live pigeon shooting.  Thanks to my friend and fellow newsgatherer Adam Carroll for sending me that one.

For those who like to study graphic design, here's a page full of Summer Olympics logos since 1896.  That 2012 logo for London is just hideous.  It looks like the worst part of 1987 fell off the mantle and broke into five pieces.  Oh, and I want someone in the comments section to explain the 1960 Rome logo.  

And finally, The New York Times has a great interactive graphic showing the history of Olympic torches.  The 2004 torch looks like a fine ink pen.

Anyway, enjoy those sites, and here's hoping for some U.S. gold. 

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