Friday, July 27, 2012

London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Compliments of Obiarts Inc.
In the true spirit of the opening ceremonies tonight, Lewis J. Obi MD, FRSA is sharing one of his favorite Daniel drawings. At the request of Dr. Obi in 1984, Daniel executed a drawing of Pheidippides in preparation for “Olympians, Gods and Heroes” production. Legend has it that in 490 B.C. Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens (40 Km/25 miles) to deliver the momentous message that the Greeks had defeated the Persians. He then collapsed and died inspiring the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. At the 1908 Olympic games in London the distance was changed from 40 K (25 miles) to 45 K (26.2 miles) from Windsor Castle to White City Stadium where the Royal viewing box was located.

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