The Olympics seems to the target of symbolism overkill. There are numerous threads from the 2012 logo, the stadium light design through to Sebastian Coe’s tie he wore at that interview with “Hello” magazine.
The thing is, the Olympic medal will have symbolism – Grecian and Olympic symbolism. I am surprised that the commentator was surprised that there
is the Panathenaic Stadium (which he wrongly referred to as the Acropolis) and the Greek Goddess Nike.
It all goes to worms really when the commentator begins to break the design into lines to prove that if you join / highlight these lines and those
lines, then hey presto there is something that looks like a (Disney) owl. An owl is symbolic of (yawn) drone on. Oh, look, draw lines here (ignoring
those lines beacsue they don't fit with what I am saying), and these lines and overlay it on this and do that then and (don't worry about the scale,
I'll get it to fit) then "hey presto", look, it's a blah, blah.
I am very wary of this type of analysis. The commentator clearly has a particular worldview and has imaginatively and in a refined pseudo scholarly
manner been able to find ways to make the medal more than it is. The principle that you can make any shape if you look at a cloud applies with this
type of analysis.
Do people actually believe this? I bet the commentator is having a laugh at people who believes what he is saying.