More than 500 students participated in the project, which is part of the cultural, educational, and sport programme for Buenos Aires 2018 that is bringing the values of Olympism to hundreds of thousands of boys and girls in schools throughout Buenos Aires.
Sport climber Mateo Gouk posed for the climbing pictogram. The instructions were complex: to trace a photograph of an athlete in a pose related to his or her sport in one continuous stroke, without lifting their pencils.
There are 34 pictograms in total, representing sports and disciplines that will compete at Buenos Aires 2018. Some were a big challenge, especially those symbolising the new sports that will debut in Buenos Aires, such as breaking and sport climbing.
How do you draw a b-boy or a b-girl by tracing a photograph and without lifting your pencil? And what about athletes scaling a huge rock?
The children’s skills were key, and the help of their teachers, fundamental.
“Our objective for the Buenos Aires 2018 pictograms was to show the essence of our project, and the children and youth from Buenos Aires are the centre of our Games,” said Gerardo Werthein, president of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee.
“The pictograms are a gift from the schoolchildren in Buenos Aires to the young athletes of the world,” he added.