What do Marble and Granite and the Olympics have in common?
You’ve no doubt caught at least a glimpse of Ice Hockey or the new Slopestyle events since the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Yes, the Olympics are an amazing spectacle. So many athletes—and spectators too— from dozens of different countries, come together in one location to celebrate the centuries-old traditions of the games. It got me thinking about how, at Marble and Granite, Inc., we do something kind-of similar.
No, we’re not lighting an Olympic flame or Curling down the aisles of the warehouse. But we are bringing together materials from all over the world to celebrate the wonder of natural stone. This year, 88 different nations have qualified to compete in the Olympic games. Here, we offer materials from more than 35 different countries of origin. As the Olympics celebrate superior athleticism and sportsmanship, we celebrate superior quality and performance. Whereas only the very best athletes in the world compete in the Olympics, similarly, only the world’s top products can be found in our showrooms.
According to history, the Ancient Greeks began competing in Olympia in 776 BC as a way to honor the gods. Is it any coincidence that this same people recognized the longevity of marble - a natural stone they used for erecting their majestic monuments, which have stood the test of time— and remain standing after many, many lifetimes.
Discobolus Lancellotti, sculpture made of marble
So, over the next few weeks, as you watch bobsledders from Jamaica and skiers from Sweden compete against the world’s best, keep in mind that we’ve combed the globe to bring you only the finest natural stone and surfacing products. At Marble and Granite,Inc., you’ll find beautiful marbles from the mountainous regions of Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, and the U.S as well as the finest granite quarried from the mountains of Italy, India, Brazil, China, and dozens of other countries around the world.
Read more about the history of the Olympic Games.