An Olympic countdown. A doodle of Brazil. And…

…a huge “Thank you!” to the International Olympic Committee

On Olympic Day (June 23) 2015, I designed and pedalled an #OlympicDay doodle and entered it in an IOC contest for a chance to win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro. And I won!

As it turned out, the proposed travel dates didn’t work out with my schedule and circumstances, so IOC kindly said “Why don’t you join us in Lausanne, Switzerland – home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters – for Olympic Day 2016?” And from June 21 to 25, that’s exactly what my wife and I did!

In addition to stuffing ourselves with way too much Swiss chocolate and cheese, we attended an Olympic Day reception at the Olympic Museum (with IOC President Thomas Bach – see below), visited the IOC offices and enjoyed a day at the museum courtesy of IOC.

I dedicate this doodle to the IOC — a sincere show of gratitude for their kind hospitality.

Countdown to the summer Olympic Games 2016 and the country of Brazil by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity Rio de Janeiro Brasil IOC International Olympic Committee Rio 2016

A few snapshots from our holiday in Lausanne, Switzerland (including my photo op with IOC President Thomas Bach):

Lausanne, Switzerland – the Olympic Capital and home of the International Olympic Committee


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About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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