Olympia Then and Now
By Philippe Magnier (French, 1647-1715)
Copy of the celebrated Uffizi Wrestlers, stored in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. Marble, 1684–1688. The statue was first installed in the park of Versailles, then transferred in 1689 to the park of Marly and in 1797 to the Tuileries Gardens.
Part 1/11 of Olympia, by Leni Riefenstahl, documenting the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Though hailed as one of the greatest sports films ever made, Olympia is also criticized as Nazi propaganda while also being viewed as camp entertainment by some in the gay community.
Photo from a Stop Homophobia demonstration in Berlin on August 31, 2013. The demonstration was held by the group ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and promotes a boycott of the Sochi Olympics in Russia due to Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay propaganda laws. © Adam Groffman 2013