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For those fans of the Olympic Games: Have you ever made a scrapbook of them?


Nikko

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While watching London 2012, an idea came to my mind. I love the Olympic Games so much that I decided to start a scrapbook on them. Actually, this happened just at the middle of London 2012 and I wish I had this idea before (maybe since LA 1984, when I was a kid). Well, this scrapbook does not only have paper clippings, stickers and photos but also my personal comments on how I enjoyed each day. Besides, I asked some pals outside to send me some material (any stuff would do). I'd love to add some autographs by local athletes in the future!

I'm also including "flashback" pages with things I have or find about past Olympic Games, such as tickets, paper pennants, etc.

So is there anybody out there making their own Olympic scrapbook?

All the best!

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I have a collection of 'crap in a box' that I collected in the 10 years of living through the Vancouver 2010 Games (from bid to closing ceremony). I was thinking a scrapbook would be a good idea to keep the stuff in one place and free up the space that takes in my storage area. But I'm neither crafty nor patient. I might try and find a friend who enjoys that sort of stuff to take it on, but I'd be curious to know what your experience with it is to get some ideas and such.

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You can scann your documents, take pictures of your items, .... and create a website in order to share with a maximum of people your memory of the Games !

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Yeah, good idea of uploading images, maybe a on a website or blog -though I'd have to find out about copyright issues.

About the scrapbook, I bought an 8.5 x 8.5 book-bound album. I just make a composition of the photos and clippings on each page and sometimes leave a space for writing. Anyway, I'll try to upload images of some pages soon.

Something that inspired was the scrapbook shown during the final draw for the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. They showed a video with a grandfather showing his album to his grandson. His scrapbook looked so cool, it even had autographs and tickets contained in small paper pockets.

Yes, you're right. A lot of things come into your hands: stickers, envelopes, candy wraps, etc. So why not making a compilation of them that in the long run will turn into an enjoyable historical document with your personal vision.

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I pretty much did the video equivalent for Sydney 2000 and recorded everything in the news, commercials etc etc from the leadup to the Games right thr way through, as a priceless keepsake for years to come. So glad I did.. Now they are a digital archive and it has been wonderful these past 12 years to occasionally relive the experience of hosting the Olympics in my own city. Memories I would never forget anyway but my collection does make it all that much vivid :)

Have done something similar for every Games since but obviously not quite as special.

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