Building on the strong press the Richmond Olympic Oval has earned in the wake of receiving the IAKS/IOC All Time Award – an award highlighting the leading sports venues of the past 50 years – Canadian Architect has now published a story, “Canadians take the podium at International Olympic Committee Awards.”

Olympic Oval

Project: Richmond Olympic Oval

As the story notes, “The Oval is one of just 10 facilities to receive the All-Time award and the only award-winning venue from North America. Prior to the Oval’s creation, Olympic speed skating venues were built as single-use, “sport-only” buildings that had little value to the community after the games, resulting in ‘white elephants’ with long-term revenue and operational challenges and little or no community use. Equipped with a flexible and adaptive interior environment, the Oval has changed how designers view and create Olympic facilities.”

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