Olympic Logos

Published in General on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

The big decision will happen tonight, a whole country will come together and begin to prepare and several other countries will lament what could have been. Oh, and when it is all said and done, four of these logos will be for not...

The Olympic Spirit

I have to say that, for the most part, I do like these logos. It must be interesting trying to capture the feel of a city (and perhaps country) together with the feel of the Olympics.

In my very modest opinion, and having never been to Moscow, I would say that my favourite is the NYC bid. Something about that font and those colours just does it for me. And while I would love to see Madrid get the games, I'm not sure that logo does Madrid - and the colourful Spanish people - justice.

Anyways, it will be interesting to see which website gets to live on, as they are all very nice pieces of eye candy, though not great examples of CSS driven layouts: Moscow, Madrid, London, Paris (deceivingly looking like some sort of Wordpress theme) and NYC.

Comments and Feedback

Wow, I had no idea this was happening so soon. I like our logo - London - a lot, but I have to say, I love the NYC one.

I think France should be eliminated from contention based solely on the logo they submitted. (And mind you, I love France and French people)

They rest are nice.

I love the Madrid logo. It's lovely simple, and the flame is somewhat incredibly agile. Really love it - besos para Madrid!

So, London wins. Not my favorite logo, but what the heck.

Gotta love Forbes' coverage of the aftermath, where they can come up with the first names for the heads of state for all but Spain (my bold):

Ever wonder why the five finalists between them trotted out two prime ministers (Tony Blair for London, Rodriguez Zapatero for Madrid), three presidents (Jacques Chirac for Paris, Vladimir Putin on tape for Moscow, George W. Bush on tape for New York) and a U.S. senator (Hillary Rodham Clinton for New York),

Hmm... Should be José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, but hey, we lost.

I, too, am totally in for the NYC-logo. It's plain clever. The Statue of Liberty is probably the one thing all people will answer when they ask for NYC's landmarks, and the combination of the runner is brilliant.

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