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  • Best Stadiums, Queen Elizabeth Park, Closing Ceremony

    Staged on the archaic plains of Olympia, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced all the way back to 776 B.C. The Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and continued for nearly 12…   Read the Blog

  • Best Stadiums, Aquatics Center, Beijing, China

    From Austria to Tokyo, these are a few of our favorite Olympic venues.   See the Gallery

  • Best Stadiums, Stadio Olimpico del Ghiaccio in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

    The Olympic Ice Stadium in Cortina d'Ampezzo was "built by the Viviani Donato and children of Cornuda," according to legend. It was built for the Olympic Winter Games of 1956 and…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Innsbruck, Austria

    The opening ceremony at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Bergiselschanze in Innsbruck, Austria

    Bergiselschanze is a ski jumping hill located in Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria. Its first competitions were held in the 1920s using wood constructions. The larger hill was first built in 1930…   See the Image

  • Stade Olympique de Montréal: Montreal, Canada

    This is the view from the funicular, a multi-story observatory that travels 266 meters along the curved tower's spine. The cabin ascends from base of the tower to upper deck in less than two minutes…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Stockholms Stadion in Stockholm, Sweden

    The 5th Olympic Games were held in Stockholm. The image above is of the Opening Ceremony on May 5, 1912. Designed by architect Torben Grut, the stadium is one of the smallest in Olympic…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany

    This is a general view of Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. Designed by the German architect Günther Behnisch and the engineer Frei Otto, Olympiastadion features large open-air…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Aquatics Center, Beijing, China

    The Water Cube was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and built by a conglomerate: PTW Architects (Australian architecture firm), Arup (a global firm), CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Queen Elizabeth Park in London England

    Robert McAlpine and Populous (formerly HOK Sport) were chosen to design and build the stadium for the 2012 Summer Games. Individual "paddles" containing LED lights were installed between…   See the Image