Nike (Kougioumtzis) facts for kids
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|Artist||Pavlos Angelos Kougioumtzis|
|Location||Olympia, Greece; Atlanta; Beijing; Vancouver; London|
Nike is an abstract sculpture depicting Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, designed by Greek artist Pavlos Angelos Kougioumtzis. Versions of the statue have been donated to every host city of the Olympics since 1996.
A bronze, 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall version of the sculpture was installed at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece, in 1995.
A bronze, 4 metres (13 ft) tall version of the sculpture was installed in Beijing, China, in 2008.
The Vancouver statue was donated by the city of Olympia to commemorate the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. It was installed at the Cordova Street median at Thurlow in 2014, after being stored at the city works yard for four years. The bronze sculpture is 4 metres (13 ft) tall.
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