The Olympic Champions Received a PVC Sculpture
Alongside their gold, silver and bronze medals, the successful athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro also received an additional gift. For the first time, the Olympians on the podium were presented with a sculpture of the official Rio 2016 logo instead of the traditional bouquet of flowers. In its issue published on 14th August, the „Hamburger Morgenpost“ newspaper told its readers more about this sculpture. According to the article, the sculpture was created by the Brazilian designer Fred Gelli and depicts the citizens of Rio holding hands and celebrating. The three colours (yellow, blue and green) were chosen to represent the nature surrounding the city. The small works of art are not only made of resin and polystone but also, and above all, PVC.