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Meet the Special Olympic 'Unified' soccer team that epitomizes togetherness in sports

LOS ANGELES — “USA. USA. USA.” The chants echo at a jam-packed Balboa Sports Park field as 16-year-old Ordray (...)

Anish Kapoor invites German artist Carsten Höller to create slide for Arcelormittal Orbit

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Anish Kapoor has invited German artist Carsten Höller, who is currently the subject of a major show at the Hayward Gallery, to create a giant slide for The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This is a unique...Show More Summary

Carsten Höller Wraps World’s Longest Slide Around Anish’s Kapoor’s London Tower

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London announced that "the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide" will wrap around Anish Kapoor's "ArcelorMittal Orbit."

Hear the Quietest Square Inch in the U.S.

Erin Berger, Outside: Reaching the quietest square inch of land in the U.S. is literally a walk in the park. Well, a rainforest, to be precise. To find it, you hike along the Hoh River in the heart of Olympic National Park, past bigleaf maples carpeted in spike-mosses and around epiphytic ferns sprouting out of the saturated Northwest soil. Show More Summary

Olympics Sculpture to Become World's Largest Tunnel Slide

Image: LLDC Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond's 376' tall love-it-or-hate-it sculpture, ArcelorMittal Orbit, originally built for the London 2012 Olympics in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will be turned into a huge slide. Yesterday,...Show More Summary

London's Crazy Olympic Park Tower Is Being Turned Into A Giant Slide

Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, built to somehow celebrate the Olympics and give people a reason to visit East London once the event finished, is getting a reworking. It’s being turned into an enormous helter skelter, in possibly one of the greatest public planning decisions in millennia. More »      

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed 178-meter-long steel tube slide will begin at the 80 wind

This Is The Quietest Place In The United States

If you really want to get away from it all, head to Washington State. There, on a trail along the Hoh River, in the rain forest of Olympic National Park, only 40 miles from Seattle, it’s what one scientist has deemed the quietest place in the contiguous United States. More »      

Extra, Extra: Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk Future Olympics, Parking App Services May Be Illegal, and Funding Announced for Downview’s Aerospace Building

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor John Tory says it’s too early to talk about future Olympic bids for the City, and would rather focus on the current Pan Am Games before opening up any further discussion. Said Tory, “I guess everything […]

Less pressure in Rio, says McIntosh

Jen McIntosh believes competing at Rio 2016 "will be a walk in the park" after the pressure of a home Olympics.

Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground: Following the Cascadia Subduction Zone on Highway 101

Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park at the north end of Highway 101. I'm sure that NO ONE in the various forms of mass media WOULD EVER stoop to using HYPERBOLE to increase their readership/viewership. You know, saying things like...Show More Summary

Kids - Life in the Park - Free Urban Ecology Talks

Sun 16 Aug Did you know that Sydney Olympic Park is home to more than 190 species of native bird, seven species of frog, ten species of bats, 16 species of reptile,...

DevelopmentWatch: Here's a New 20-Story Tower Headed For Olympic in South Park

Even more action is headed for South Park along Olympic thanks to this new tall tower at Hill Street. Plans were first filed for the project earlier this year, but it wasn't too clear what was going up on...

Savor the Savings of Prix Fixe Menus during Downtown Restaurant Week July 18-26

Centennial Olympic Park, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium...Atlanta boasts lots to see and do. And eat. From July 18-26, Downtown Restaurant Week zeroes in on the eats. Reservations...Show More Summary

Two grooms in white elope to Olympic Sculpture Park

Fifteen is a lucky number for Jos A and Brick, and they made sure to exchange vows at precisely 5:15 p.m. on May 15, 2015. The two grooms kept their elopement super simple at Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle: just a pair of matching white suits, a couple of purple pocket squares, and two very smashing hats. Show More Summary

Gigantic Slugs in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park

Ohmigod, ohmigod! Gigantic parasitic slugs feeding on elk! Ewww! Okay, not really. It's actually a slug, probably, maybe a Banana Slug crawling across an interpretive sign at the beginning of the Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park. Show More Summary

Brazil: Auditors Say Rio Subway May Not be Ready for Olympics

The extension of a subway line to the Olympic Park may not be ready before the games start August 2016, Brazilian auditors said Tuesday. According to the O Globo newspaper, a report by the Rio de Janeiro State Audit Court said thereShow More Summary

Watch Rick Astley Cover Uptown Funk By Bruno Mars — You Aren't Getting Rick Rolled We Promise!

Rick Astley is never gonna let you down! Especially when it comes to covering songs you'd NEVER expect to hear him sing! The 49-year-old took the stage at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during the Let's Rock London festival over the weekend. [ Video: Watch This 60-Year-Old SLAY Uptown Funk! ] But during his performance, he surprised fans by [...]

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