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By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted December 24, 2010 at 17:08:37

For those that see art and sport as completely separate, check out this book. This is something we can do here for a Grey Cup Festival, remember it is now a festival as opposed to years past where it was marketed more as strictly a sports event, albeit the word culture and Canadiana have been synonymous with the Grey Cup since it's inception in 1909::

"The Forgotten Olympic Art Competitions"

History of the Olympic Art Competitions of the 20th Century including data tables and selected competitor biographical sketches. This is the history of one of the most important cultural collaborations of the 20th Century, the joining of art and sport. Here is the story of the inclusion of the Fine Arts as competition events in the modern Olympic Games.

Recounted within these pages for the first time are the ideas and techniques that briefly created a union of these disparate worlds. Follow themas they conducted what were the Olympic Art Competitions of the 20th Century.

In this volume you will meet the people who forged that union and those who destroyed it. You will also discover why you never heard of these competitions. Here too are the results of the art events and your opportunity to meet a few of the artists who pursued their quest for Olympic Gold.

http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Olympic-...

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