Compilation Video of Olympics Cities
Every two years the Olympics bring us together in celebration of the worlds best athletes and global culture and diversity. Take an aerial trip back in time visiting each of the modern day Olympic host cities from 1896 in Athens Greece all the way to Los Angeles the site of the upcoming 2028 Olympics.
Sochi: 2014 Winter Games
Sochi is a Russian city on the eastern end of the Black Sea, at the edge of the Caucasus region which connects Europe to Asia. Sochie took the world's center stage in 2014 when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Winter Olympic Games. More recently, it hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup Games and the Russian Grand Prix. Carry Studio used a drone to create a beautiful aerial portrait of this charming city at golden hour.
Chamonix: 1924 Winter Games
Mont Blanc, in the French Alps, is the highest mountain peak of France, as well as the highest in the entire Alps system. Its peak is 4.8k meters (just under 15.8k ft.) above sea level. Chamonix is a small village located in the shadow of the great mountain. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, the first of three held in the French Alps. DroneAlps, one of the top French drone piloting companies, found the perfect sunny day to capture this quaint Alpine paradise under a fresh coat of snow.
London: 2012 Summer Games
London can lay claim to being the world's single most important city over the last 500 years. Today, it's one of just two cities designated as Alpha ++ Cities by the respected GWCRN. Contributor AlexJS used a drone to create this epic aerial tour of his hometown, the UK's capital on the Thames River. This aerial tour includes everything: Tower Bridge, Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye. Sit back and enjoy the aerial views of this magnificent metropolis, host city of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Seoul: 1988 Summer Games
Banpo Hangang Park is siuated on the Han River in Seoul, the great metropolis which is both the capital of and the and largest city in South Korea. AirVuz contributor Roam with John created an amazing video by flying his drone over this park during the day and also at night. You'll get a splendid view of the park as well as the gleaming skyline of Seoul. Having been thrust on the world stage as host of the 1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul is now the center of one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.
Athens: 2014 Summer Games
The capital and most important city of Greece is Athens, and the center of Athens is the Parthenon, the ancient Greek temple built atop the Acropolis (or citadel) in the center of the city. Contributor georgelek1966@hotmail flew his drone over this important UNESCO World Heritage cultural site, the centerpiece of which is the Parthenon temple, constructed in 447 BC and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
Tokyo: 1964/2020 Summer Games
Japan's capital Tokyo is center of the largest metropolitan area in the world. In this video, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Year Awards in the Cities category, contributor Big Head Greg takes us on an aerial tour of this gigantic city. It is situated at the confluence of several rivers on the east coast of the island of Honshu (the largest of Japan's four main islands), at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics and will be hosting its second in 2020.
Montreal: 1976 Summer Games
During the last two weeks of July, 1976, the Canadian city Montreal became the center of the world. As host city of the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal had the added burden of being the first Summer Games host following the terrorism-marred games of Munich four years earlier. In this video, contributor realMont Vlog - Montreal gives us a drone's eye view of Olympic Stadium, which was the main venue for the event and became the home stadium for the Montreal Expos baseball team.
Los Angeles: 1932/1984 Summer Games
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is one of the most storied sports venues in the USA. Built in the 1920's, it was expanded to be the prime venue for the 1932 Summer Olympics, a role it replayed when LA hosted its second Olympics in 1984. At times, it was also home to the LA Rams and Raiders of the National Football League, all the while the home field of the USC football team. In this video, DeeFair23 gives us a bird's eye view of the great sports venue.
Munich: 1972 Summer Games
New Entertainment pictures created this magnificent aerial tour of Munich, Germany's third largest city (after Berlin and Hamburg) and the capital of the state of Bavaria. Situated just north of the Bavarian Alps, Munich has the best natural scenery of any of the large German cities. An important center for German culture, Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics, which were tragically marred by a notorious act of terrorism against the Israeli wrestling team.
Sarajevo: 1984 Winter Games
Adanz75 used a drone to film a sad reminder of the violence that engulfed Yugoslavia just a few years after Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. Less than a decade later, Yugoslavia had dissolved and much of the region had plunged into a bloody civil war whose epicenter was in what is now Bosnia Herzegovina. While Bosnia and indeed all of its former compatriots have since recovered, the remains of the Olympic site are a sad reminder of this late 20th century tragedy.
Oslo: 1952 Summer Games
At the end of the Oslofjord, in the southeastern part of Norway, lies its capital city Oslo. The city was believed to be founded by Vikings in the 11th century. It is the capital of Norway and the third largest city in Scandinavia after Stockholm and Copenhagen. Contributor Anders Edholm flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over this remarkable city on one of the great fjords of Norway. Oslo hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Games to be held since before World War II.
Leillehammer: 1994 Winter Games
Lillehammer is probably the best known city in eastern Norway, after the capital city Oslo. It is situated in Oppland County, about 170 km (approximately 100 mi) north of the capital. It is in a valley surrounded by mountains. Lillehammer is perhaps best known for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics. Lillehammer enjoys the distinction of being the northernmost city to ever host the Olympics. Beta Films brings us this amazing drone video of Lillehammer and its surroundings.
Cortina d'Ampezzo: 1956 Winter Games
Contributor nicolaf degauls created this stunning drone video of Mt. Faloria in northeastern Italy. It's part of the Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's most well known ski area, which is situated in the Belluno province of the Italy's Veneto region. Cortina d'Ampezzo has appeared in numerous feature movies (including in installments of the James Bond and Pink Panther series), and it also hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. At the Olympics, the Men's Giant Slalom event was held on the slopes of Faloria.
Melbourne: 1956 Summer Games
You'll get a nice drone's eye view of Australia's second largest city in this video by contributor Jasonkmclean. Host of the 1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in Australia's southeastern corner. While it is Australia's #2 city, Melbourne was the country's largest city for many years, and remained Australia's primary business and financial center until fairly recently. Even today, it is home to five of Australia's seven tallest buildings.
Squaw Valley: 1960 Winter Games
Brad Scott Visuals created this stunning aerial of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the border between California and Nevada. With a surface area of just under 490 square km (around 190 square mi.), it's the largest Alpine lake in North America and the sixth largest by water volume, and it's #2 for maximum depth at 500m (1.6k ft.). Famously, the lake was used to film a scene at the end of The Godfather: Part II (1974), and nearby Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro: 2016 Summer Games
In 2009, Brazil erupted in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, making Rio the proverbial center of the world for two weeks in August 2016. While the Games themselves were off-limits for drones, a few of those traveling to Rio for the Games brought their drones with them, like Zekedrone. In this great video, he captured Rio on the eve of the Olympics, offering an amazing perspective of an exciting time for this great city.
Barcelona: 1992 Summer Games
Contributor and FPV TapkiFPV created this epic first person view (FPV) dive of one of the most visible landmarks from Barcelona's 1992 Olympic Games. The Montjuïc Communications Tower (aka Calatrava Tower) was constructed in the years leading up to the games as part of the broadcasting infrastructure for the event. Located in the Olympic Park, the tower stands just over 135 meters (446 ft.) tall. Watch the video to get a unique perspective on this landmark on the city's Montjuïc hill.
Pyeongchang: 2018 Winter Games
South Korea hosted its second olympics in 2018, having hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In connection with the XXIII Winter Olympics Games held in Pyeongchang (a city in the northeastern part of the country, not far from Seoul), AirVuz contributor Axlfro was hired to capture drone footage from around the country. The result is a full blown aerial collage of this astonishingly beautiful country. The video features footage of PyeongChang, as well as Gangneung, Samchock, and Sokcho.
Salt Lake City: 2002 Winter Games
AdventurousDrone created this drone video of Utah Olympic Park, one of the primary venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics which were held in Salt Lake City. The Olympic Park is located near Park City, a half hour drive east of Salt Lake City. Officially the XIX Winter Games, they were held in February of 2002. These were the first Winter Olympics games held in the US Rocky Mountains; Denver had been awarded the 1976 games but withdrew and the games were held in Innsbruck, Austria.
Turin: 2006 Winter Games
Contributor Maxfrompine created this stunning drone video of Sestriere and Cesana, two skiing areas in the Italian Alps. Both are located in Italy's Piedmont region, west of the regional capital city Turin. In February, 2006, Sestiere took world center stage as one of the main skiing venues for the XX Winter Olympics, which was hosted by Turin. It's considered one of the top skiing spots in the Alps. Cesana is very close to the border with France and has historically had considerable military significance.