The ancient Olympic Games were the inspiration that produced more responsible and enriched citizens by training the body in sport and the mind in art, literature, poetry and music. Through the Al Oerter Foundation programs, the sport and art worlds unite to elevate the virtues of excellence above winning, encourage imagination, team-work and self-discovery. Activities working in tandem with art and sport exhibitions utilize the faculty of international Olympians to provide youth with unique opportunities of insightfulness.
Art of the Olympians (AOTO) is an Al Oerter Foundation (AOF) program run by Olympian and Paralympian artists. Our unique platform shows the connection between sport, art and the Olympics and celebrates the Olympic and Paralympic athlete, while promoting Olympic ideals and values.