Dit zijn de 13 meest opvallende Olympische stadions door de jaren heen

Het land dat de Olympische Spelen organiseert wil altijd een paar iconische en innovatieve stadions neerzetten. En hoewel de meesten naderhand staan te verpieteren, zijn er enkelen, die daadwerkelijk de geschiedenisboeken in gaan.

1. Het nationaal stadion van Beijing (Zomerspelen 2008)

The Bird's Nest, more formally known as the Beijing National Stadium, features twisting steel sections and crisscrossing columns that make it a massive work of art.

2. De bijna 70 meter hoge boog over een voetgangersbrug in Turijn (Winterspelen 2006)

The Olympic Arch soars 226 feet over the Italian city of Turin, highlighting a pedestrian bridge that connects the Olympic Village to nearby sports event areas.

3. Het olympisch stadion in nazi-Duitsland (Zomerspelen Berlijn 1936)

The Olympic Stadium in Nazi Germany captivated people with its ring of stone columns, described by one critic as "a symbol of fascism's absolute disregard for the individual."

4. Het Olympiastadion in München (Zomerspelen 1972)

Its counterpart in the south, the Olympiastadion München, flipped the Berlin design on its head. Transparent canopies hung overhead, inviting the outside world in.

5. De locatie voor boogschieten in Londen (Zomerspelen 2012)

The vibrant and curvaceous London Shooting Venue was inspired by the "experience of flow and precision" that comes with shooting as a sport.

6. Het olympisch stadion in Londen (Zomerspelen 2012)

London's Olympic Stadium brought spectators closer to the action than ever before. Its sunken bowl built into the ground provided more compact seating, while a podium that circled the stadium added extra viewing areas.

7. Het stadion in Montréal met een mast van 170 meter (Zomerspelen 1976)

The Olympic Stadium Montreal features a doughnut-like shape and 556-foot leaning mast. But it might have been more trouble than it was worth — the arena cost more than $1 billion to build because of mechanical failures along the way.

8. Het Aquatics Center in Beijing (Zomerspelen 2008)

The Beijing National Aquatics Center, more affectionately known as the Water Cube, made a splash at the 2008 Games with its soap bubble-looking façade.

9. Het grote stadion in Athene (Zomerspelen 2004)

Spyros Louis (also called the Olympic Stadium of Athens) is named for a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon in 1896. He became a national hero, and the stunning arena has a daring design to match.

10. Het Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokio (Zomerspelen 1964)

Sweeping curves and hints of traditional Japanese architecture form the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, called "one of the most iconic building profiles in the world."

11. Het ANZ-stadion in Sydney kan binnen enkele uren van rechthoekig in ovaal veranderen. (Zomerspelen 2000)

The crown jewel of the Sydney Games, the ANZ Stadium was later reconfigured with movable seats to allow the stadium to change shape. It can transform from a rectangular to an oval field in a matter of hours.

12. Palazzetto dello Sport in Rome (Zomerspelen 1960)

One of the smaller venues built for the 1960 Games, Palazzetto dello Sport became an unexpected standout with its elegant ring of Y-shaped columns.

13. Dit stadion staat op de plaats van een stadion uit de vierde eeuw voor Christus. De gerenoveerde versie is gebruikt voor de allereerste Olympische Spelen in 1896 in Athene (Zomerspelen 2004).

The Panathenaic Stadium stands on the site of an ancient stadium built from marble in the fourth century B.C. The revamped version hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and became a cultural centerpiece of the 2004 Games.

Bron(nen):   Tech Insider