SOTAC returned to Whistler on January 15, 2013 with a newly manufactured set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos placed within the Village’s Winter Olympic Plaza.
SOTAC was commissioned by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to manufacture a set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Following the 2010 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted permission for the RMOW to keep the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos as legacy items to be viewed within the Village’s Winter Olympic Plaza.
To date, the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos have become Whistler’s most photographed items by visitors, media, and locals alike, in addition to becoming a perch for people taking pictures, watching concerts and attending local events.
The original set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos were created as public art and have since become “accessible public art”. Recently, the RMOW commissioned SOTAC to manufacture a new set of Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos with a greater internal steel framework, thicker aluminum outside skin, and raw aluminum finish in order to limit future maintenance costs and to ensure public safety.
On lives the Olympic Legacy.
Thank You to The Resort Municipality of Whistler and Community.