As the 2012 London Olympics draw to a close today, we thought we’d mark the phenomenal performances of participating athletes from around the world by highlighting some inspiring sports related design contests. (While the design of the 2012 London Olympic logo did not receive any medals, these customers certainly did!)
Winning logo by Ruth_m.Olivas
Handball may not receive the kind of international attention as soccer or basketball, but if you had a chance to witness the Olympians battle on the field, you would have seen a captivating physical ballet. The LATHC, a nonprofit organization, is on a mission to educate Americans about everything this under-the-radar sport has to offer. They provide classes and leagues in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
You can see Los Angeles Team Handball Club’s logo design contest here.
Winning logo by sudi_vadasery
Not only does the Perth’s City Beach Water Polo Club offer a network of water polo leagues for all ages, it also boasts one of the coolest (pun intended!) mascots in its logo: the “Polo” Bear. The organization, which offers leagues for all skill levels as well as high-level training programs, has contributed athletes to the Perth UWA Torpedoes, a member of Australia’s National Water Polo League.
You can see City Beach Water Polo Club’s logo design contest here.
#3 – Better Badminton
Winning logo by kemplu
Break out your shuttlecocks and jump on over to Better Badminton to brush up on your overhead smash or just to share your love of the game with other like-minded individuals. You may have played some badminton during Physical Education class in grade school, but the pace of the game at the Olympic level is quick like lightning. Check out Better Badminton to learn the rules, improve your strategy and work on your technique!
You can see Better Badminton’s logo design contest here.
#4 – 69 Cycles
Winning logo by Spesh
If you watched any of the cycling events in the Olympics and are inspired to bike your way to fitness (or merely to work), 69 Cycles is your go-to resource. Based in Texas, co-founders Marc and Sydney Grinage took their passion for cycling and turned it into a comprehensive bike service shop, offering tune-ups, overhauls, and a variety of specialty services.
You can see 69 Cycles’ logo design contest here.
#5 – JC’s Tennis Academy
Winning logo by dundo
Based out of Bahrain with campuses there and in Turkey, JC’s Tennis Academy co-founders Hussain Kadhem and Joseph Henriques have developed an extensive and immersive tennis experience for their cadets. Whether it’s a battle of nations between Bahrain and Nigeria or a mini tourney within its Junior academy, it’s hard not to eat, sleep and breathe tennis when working with JC.
You can see JC’s Tennis Academy’s logo design contest here.
Winning logo by dinoDesigns
Our Australian-born CEO, a former college baller and still a huge fan of the game, so it goes without saying that we’re pleased to count soon-to-launch company Australian Basketballer as a customer. The apparel company plans to produce everything players need to look the part when heading to the court to pass the rock. With the aim of appealing to schools, we’d say the company’s off to an excellent start with their clean new logo!
You can see Australian Basketballer’s logo design contest here.
#7 – Akuma Sports
Winning logo by Winger
While U.K.-based Akuma Sports provides competition-ready apparel for a wide range of sports, we’re pretty sure field hockey is a company favorite these days. After all, it’s not every day you get to say you outfitted an Olympic medal-winning team. (In this case, it was Great Britain, which took the bronze in sassy, patriotic style.) Check out Akuma’s online shop for top of the line polos, hockey and rugby gear.
You can see Akuma Sport’s logo design contest here.
Winning t-shirt design by GRAPHELLS
While it’s not associated with a specific company, 99designs Contest Holder Amy from Belgium was looking for a cool retro style t-shirt to commemorate the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. She came away from the contest with a stellar design we just *had* to share!
You can see Amy’s t-shirt design contest here.