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The Art of the Winter Olympics Timeline

1924-2014 - Olympic Posters Throughout History

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Feb
12

The Sochi Winter Olympics officially began on February 6th, 2014, but the controversy surrounding these Olympics began much earlier. The slogan featured on the Sochi Olympic poster, “Hot.Cool.Yours.”, got us thinking… how does the art/branding from the Sochi Winter Olympics compare to the past. The Art of the Winter Olympics timeline displays the posters from each of the past Winter Olympics. It is interesting to see how design trends have changed.

Art of the Winter Olympics Chronology

EventDate
Winter Olympics I
Chamonix, France
1924
Winter Olympics II
St. Moritz, Switzerland
1928
Winter Olympics III
Lake Placid, United States
1932
Winter Olympics IV
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936
Cancelled due to World War II
Sapporo, Japan
1940
Cancelled due to World War II
Cortino d’Ampezzo, Italy
1944
Winter Olympics V
St. Moritz, Switzerland
1948
Winter Olympics VI
Oslo, Norway
1952
Winter Olympics VII
Cortino d’Ampezzo, Italy
1956
Winter Olympics VIII
Squaw Valley, United States
1960
Winter Olympics IX
Innsbruck, Austria
1964
Winter Olympics X
Grenoble, France
1968
Winter Olympics XI
Sapporo, Japan
1972
Winter Olympics XII
Innsbruck, Austria
1976
Winter Olympics XIII
Lake Placid, United States
1980
Winter Olympics XIV
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984
Winter Olympics XV
Calgary, Canada
1988
Winter Olympics XVI
Albertville, France
1992
Winter Olympics XVII
Lillehammer, Norway
1994
Winter Olympics XVIII
Nagano, Japan
1998
Winter Olympics XIX
Salt Lake City, United States
2002
Winter Olympics XX
Turin, Italy
2006
Winter Olympics XXI
Vancouver, Canada
2010
Winter Olympics XXII
Sochi, Russia
2014

To learn more about the Winter Olympics posters, view this document from Olympics.org. The document expands upon the Winter Olympics timeline we have compiled to explain what goes into the creation of an Olympic poster and how they are used.

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