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The Flowers for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi

Posted by Rick Canale on Sat, Feb 22, 2014

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For more than 3000 years, the Olympic Games have awarded the victors with flowers and garlands to celebrate the athletes' accomplishments. In true Olympics tradition, the winners' bouquets cannot have any thorns or barbs as the flowers are often tossed into the crowd.
For the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, an awards team from nine to thirty three people is present at each event ceremony to celebrate the victors. This team's responsibility is to not only choreograph the medal ceremony, but also to make sure each winner is presented with a Sochi Olympics bouquet.
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The Sochi Olympics flower bouquet symbolizes the colors of the host city Sochi. The bright yellow from the solidago symbolizes the healing properties of the wealth of the Krasnodar reegion. Green and white miniature chrysanthemums reflect the meadows and mountains that stretch along the Black Sea. Laurel has always symbolized victory and its presence in the Sochi flowers also harkens to the hospitality and kindness of the people of the Caucasus. The remaining ingredient is eucalyptus. This fragrant ornamental was planted in Sochi to help drain the wetlands. 
Olympic flowers are always chosen for their hardiness as well, as they to withstand dehydration and fluctuating temperatures.
The Olympic Games remind us how important flowers are for us as a symbol of energy and victory.

Tags: Olympics, Olympic Games, Presentation Bouquets, Sochi

The Flowers for the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

flowers for the olympics resized 600 The Olympic games has a famous tradition of presenting medal winners with flower bouquets. This tradition dates back more than 3,000 years to the orginial Olympic games in Greece when wreaths or garlands preceded medals as the presentation award. The bouquets are often tossed to fans in the arenas, this florists must make certain the flowers have no thorns or sharp protrusions. 

For the 2012 Olympic games in London, Jane Packer floral design studio was chosen to create more than 4,000 floral 'Victory Bouquets' for the events. The bouquet was created by Susan Lapworth. Colors and flowers were chosen to reflect the vibrancy of the London Games. All flowers and herbs in the bouquet had to be able to grown in Britain. Pink, yellow, orange, and green roses are grouped by color and seperated by British food ingredients English lavender, rosemary, apple mint and wheat.

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 Patricular flowers and herbs were also chosen to be able to withstand fluctuating temperatures as well. 

The Olympic Games remind us how important flowers are for us as a symbol of energy and victory. Flowers always tell a story.

Tags: Olympics, Olympic Games, Presentation Bouquets, London

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