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5 Facts about the Olympics you didn't know

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olympics   The first Olympic Summer Games were held in Athens, in 1896. In those games, Greece won the most medals (47). The first opening ceremony of Olympic Games was held in London, England, when the country hosted the sporting event in the year 1908. The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world - Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana. Every national flag in the world includes one of the five colors of the Olympic rings, which are blue, yellow, black, green, and red. The 1960 Summer Games in Rome were the first Olympics to be covered by U.S. television. They were covered by CBS. Inspired Bronze recently had the honor of creating the custom bronze John Henry “Pop” Lloyd Humanitarian Award presented to two extraordinary olympians, Donna deVarona and Olympic Gold Medalist and Kathy Kusner an Olympic Equestrian.

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First Look: NAEC Trophy Photo Revealed

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MediaHandler.ashxGRAND-AM recently unveiled an image of the trophies for the inaugural North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com. The unique awards will be presented to the respective team champions in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ DP and GT classes following the finale of Friday’s three-race Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The trophies were created by Inspired Bronze, Inc. of DeLand, Fla., designers and manufacturers of custom bronze awards, trophies and fine sculptural art, in collaboration with Humphreys & Son Jewelers of Daytona Beach, Fla.

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A Lightning Rod Masquerading as a Sculpture

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Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has said that the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a spiraling goliath of red tangled steel that stands 35 stories above the city’s Olympic Park, would have “dwarfed” the aspirations of Gustave Eiffel and “boggled the minds” of the ancient Romans. Many Londoners don’t see it quite that way.

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3D Model Print for the John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Committee Humanitarian Awards

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Inspired Bronze has completed the 3D Print / Rapid Prototype for the John Henry “Pop” Lloyd Committee Humanitarian Awards.  The design was digitally sculpted by an Inspired Bronze artist. The digital sculpture was then rapid prototyped. The prototype will be molded and continue through the Lost Wax Casting Process to create the committees prestigious Humanitarian Awards. 2012 recipients include Olympic Gold Medalist Donna deVarona, Olympic Equestrian Kathy Kusner, and Award Winning Actor Cicely Tyson. Stay tuned for additional progress pictures as our staff of talented artisans brings this piece through the process to create this unique trophy in bronze.         

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