Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Sydney Olympic Park, Discobolus

Discobolus is a monument located in Stockroute Park, is a monument at Sydney Olympic Park in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. It was created by Robert Owen for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and as a tribute to the original home of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. The steel discus measures seven metres in diameter, with a mid section made of armour plated glass featuring images of a discus thrower. The marble monuments scattered around the park celebrate the Greek origins of many Australians and the spirit of Hellenism. The Cypress pines, Olive trees and Australian Eucalyptus reinforce the connection between the two countries.


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