So many brilliant sporting moments have occurred at the Olympics. Usain Bolt’s triple triple at the Rio Olympics last year, the Super Saturday at London 2012 and Jesse Owens’ incredible stand against racism with his four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But all these amazing moments were made more powerful by the venue in which they happened; some of the greatest stadiums in sport. The grand Olympic stadiums are always at the heart of the occasion, so we take a look at some of the brilliant pieces of design, engineering and architecture that have gone towards the brilliant sporting arenas at the Olympics.
Beijing National Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron, Beijing 2008
Here we have one of the most celebrated designs of any Olympic stadium. The 2008 Beijing Bird’s Nest, which was just an example by Herzog & de Meuron of brilliant and beautiful design.