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Where Sport Meets Art and Culture

As every edition of the Olympic Games plays out in an atmosphere of excellence, friendship and respect, there is also an indisputable and profound cultural impact on the host nation and global society at large. The Games unite the world in an unparalleled manner, and this is the foundation on which the Olympic Movement aims to build a better world, through a confluence of sport, culture and education.

Taking forward this spirit and the “Agora” tradition from Ancient Greece, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) presents a unique cultural project; a vibrant space for the expression of arts, culture, creativity and the values linked to the Olympic Games.

About Olympic Agora

Ancient Greek cities had an agora – a vibrant public space where people gathered to eat, drink, sing, buy, sell, exchange ideas and revel in urban life. In its form today, the Olympic Agora programme brings to life the interconnections between sport and culture, inviting audiences to explore timeless Olympic ideals and the far-reaching cultural and social impact of the Olympic Games.
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Olympic Agora Beijing 2022

In response to an unusual context shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the OFCH brings special Olympic cultural content online to mark the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. At the heart of the online programme are seven Olympian Artists-in-Residence who were selected to create and present new, original artworks inspired by the Olympic values and the magic of winter sports. Olympic Agora Beijing also features two live educational events, based on the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP).

The workshops, led by two Olympian artists, use arts integration as a non-formal teaching approach, and encourage children to explore the Olympic values and ideals through artistic expression. Rounding off the Agora programme is a journey down memory lane; an online exhibition of rare, vintage black-and-white photographs that capture the Olympic Winter Games and their evolution from 1924 to 1968.

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Olympic Agora Beijing 2022

Olympic Agora Tokyo 2020

The inaugural Olympic Agora took place around the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in Tokyo’s historic Nihonbashi district. On view from 1 July to 15 August 2021, this new initiative included an exhibition of Olympic treasures, a lively Agora Cafe and art installations by leading contemporary artists that reinterpreted the Olympic values for global audiences, with the mission to inspire and nurture solidarity, resilience and optimism among the international community.
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For press inquiries, please contact:

Tina Sharma
PR & Communications Manager
Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
tina.sharma@olympic.org

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