Olympic Throwback: The History of Art Medals at the Games
Brace yourselves, Olympics-watchers: put aside snowboarding, hockey and skiing for a minute. Did you know that beyond handing out awards for, say, ice skating or curling, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) once handed out prizes for art?
Between 1912 and 1948, artists received Olympic medals for sports-related creations, in categories such as architecture and design, painting, music, literature and sculpture.
Read the full article by Russell Sabio published by CBC on February 17, 2014.