Olympic Rings Find Permanent Home in STL

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Interpretive signage will now be installed featuring each venue’s role in the 1904 Games along with notable facts and stories. Signs are planned for Washington University (site of multiple events), Forest Park (aquatics), Creve Coeur Lake (rowing), and Glen Echo Country Club (golf). Additionally, signage will mark what was the 1904 Olympic Marathon route. Each sign will include an IOC-approved stamp that incorporates the Olympic rings and has been designed specifically for St. Louis’ Olympic legacy program.
http://www.ksdk.com/article/sports/olym ... e=facebook

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Kinda neat
8 years before the Olympic Rings were designed ;)
But as long as the IOC approves, I'm all for it. WashU campus tours just got a new highlight.
Love it. It's a reminder of what this region should and can be. We need to celebrate our past while looking to the future.
I'm good with this, but my gosh, I never realized how messed up the St. Louis Olympics were.

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/d/5/ad539fd ... 771d60b1e4

(I don't really know who these comedians are, nor do I enjoy some of their eliteness and inability to recognize that St. Louis wasn't really second tier at that point, but anyways, it's a long, funny, interesting listen.)
jstriebel wrote:I'm good with this, but my gosh, I never realized how messed up the St. Louis Olympics were.

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/d/5/ad539fd ... 771d60b1e4

(I don't really know who these comedians are, nor do I enjoy some of their eliteness and inability to recognize that St. Louis wasn't really second tier at that point, but anyways, it's a long, funny, interesting listen.)

Ksdk ran a story last night on this very topic


http://www.ksdk.com/mobile/article/spor ... -514379848
FWIW, it's more than just the issue of racism that made our games so messed up. Apparently the primary Olympic organizer essentially backed out and ceded control to the guy who helped "steal" the games from Chicago. As a result, competitions were all poorly run, and there were only about 12 nations actually evening competing. It sounds like a real cluster****.

I'm not saying we need to be entirely embarrassed by the thing, but it's just kind of crazy.
1904 was a long time ago. It was a different world back then.
I love it!
St. Louis needs to celebrate and recognize it's great achievements - other cities bathe in theirs and we haven't.

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