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As the only place where the Olympic flame stays alight between editions of the Olympic Games, The Olympic Museum pays homage to all those who celebrate and live the Olympic ideal before, during and after the Games

The renovation of the institution aims to place The Olympic Museum in Lausanne among the great museums of the 21st century, in line with the cultural and educational mission of the Olympic family.

Listen to what those involved in the project have to say about it.


IOC President Jacques Rogge: “This flame represents the love of sport.”

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IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper: “Sadness mixed with a lot of hope.”

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Olympic Museum Director Francis Gabet: “We’re closing but will reopen better than ever.”

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B+W architecture sàrl: “We are building a magic box.”

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Chris Mather, Designer: “Turn it into a big Hollywood Blockbuster…”
Mark Pyrah, Exhibit Maker: “Surprise around every corner …, this is not your traditional Museum.”

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Yvan Conti, Works Supervisor: “ This construction project is a challenge.”
 

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Jean-Yves Le Baron, Landscape Architecte: “ It’s like climbing up Mount Olympus .”