Stadiums of the Olympiads Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 5:55 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple A look at 28 Olympic stadiums. http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II Beijing is beautiful! http://twitter.com/kipb Kip Beatty Great find Jim, thanks. http://www.BarnesFamily.com/ davebarnes Stadia. Not stadiums. Remember your high school Latin. http://www.aichon.com Brad Ironically, if you want to play the stickler, it’s “stadiums” in this context, not “stadia”. “Stadium” has two meanings, which many people seem to forget, and the pluralization is different for each: 1) A Latin word carried into English that refers to the measure of length used in Greek and Roman games for the size of their fields (roughly 180m). Proper pluralization: stadia. 2) A more modern English word referring to a tiered sporting arena surrounding fields that were measured to the aforementioned length. Proper pluralization: stadiums. You can find more info elsewhere on the web with a simple Google search, I’m sure. Understandably, this pluralization is a source of confusion for many people, especially so since it does seem that it should be a Latin-style pluralization. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. http://twitter.com/AveryEXP Tone Aye Dope!!!