The international juries, led by the Chairman of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education, Zhenliang He, were spoilt for choice among the excellent artworks and songs from all across the globe under the theme of “Sport and Olympism2008 Sport Art Contest.
This year’s Olympic Sport & Art Contest, the third edition of its kind, addressed artists and young talents worldwide through the NOCs. After a national contest round, 36 NOCs in total entered 61 asterpieces in the two categories of sculptures and graphic works for the final international round. The jury, composed of representatives of the IOC Commission for Culture and Education and art experts from the different continents, announced the three winners in each category and five further diplomas for runners up. The public will be able to admire these art pieces in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne as well as this summer at the Olympic Expo in Beijing. The winners will be invited to collect their prizes in Busan, Korea, during the VI World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture to be held from 25 to 27 September 2008. List of winners 2008 Sport Art Contest: Category sculptures 1st place: Joe Datuin (Philippines) – Dancing rings 2nd place: Mior Mohd Nafis Mohd Zain (Malaysia) - Determination 3rd place: Levan Vardosanidze (Georgia) – Champion Highly recommended (diplomas) Hsiang-Chih Shao (Chinese Taipei) – Achieving success Milton Estrella Gavidia (Ecuador) - Movimiento To Shui Ming (Hong Kong, China) – Towards the rainbow Mohammad Reza Yazdi (Islamic Republic of Iran) - Gymnast Edward Eyth (United States of America) – Balance Category graphic works (paintings, drawings, engravings, etc.) 1st place: Ivan Pat??c (Slovakia) - Wrestling 2nd place: Ching-Yuan Kao (Chinese Taipei) - Sprint 3rd place: Kadir Nelson (United States of America) – The anatomy of team handball Highly recommended (diplomas)Liu Da Wei (China) – Play Polo Albert M?�nch (Germany) – Liu Xiang, World Champion, 110m hurdles Shahariah Mohamed Roshdi (Malaysia) - Movement Edmard C. Colmo (Philippines) – Dreams for goals Nibonth Phokachang (Thailand) – Culture and Olympism