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  • Olympic Museum Opening New Exhibition


    (ATR) The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is opening a new program for the public featuring the stadiums of the Olympic Games.

    “Stadiums past and future” includes a temporary exhibition, events, a magazine, educational activities and an online multimedia game.

    The program, which runs from October 13, 2016 to May 7, 2017, is said to “explore the adventure of these buildings, which have become must-sees at the Games, and whose impact is measured beyond the 16 days of competition”.

    The temporary exhibition is entitled “Stadium By Stadium” and gives visitors an inside look at Olympic stadiums from the ancient one at Olympia to the ones built and used for the modern editions of the Games. For an entry price of five Swiss Francs (about $5) visitors will take part in the various stages of construction and see how the stadiums integrate into and enhance a city.

    From Oct. 25 to May 5, 2017 the Olympic Museum will be holding visits and workshops for children, entitled “A Stadium in the City”. The coached visits are designed for children aged 6-12 and will provide answers to questions about why the stadiums are built and where they should be built. The workshop addresses questions related to integrating a stadium into city planning and leaving a legacy linked to the stadium.

    Olympic stadium for 1972 Munich Games (IOC)
    A magazine-book entitled “Olympic Stadiums: the men, the passions, the stories” is illustrated by IOC archive images and is divided into three sections: history, architecture and city planning, and art and culture. It is on sale beginning next month at the Museum shop and online.

    The online multimedia game is called “Pierre de Coubertin… in search of the sustainable stadium”. This so-called “Serious Game” features modern Olympic founder Pierre de Coubertin as the web user. He travels into the future to a host city of the Games as a sustainable Olympic stadium is being designed. The game will be available online beginning in mid-October at

    Finally, there will be a series of events held at the Museum, including Ciné-Stadiums, which will feature eight short films or films and documentaries with the stadium as a backdrop. This is scheduled for April 15-17, 2017.

    To find out more about the program, visit the Olympic Museum homepage here.

    Written by Gerard Farek

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