The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be hosted by the Russian city of Sochi, on the Black Sea. Although the Russian Federation is the world’s largest country, spanning 17 million square kilometres and 9 time zones, with an extraordinarily diverse population (1,600 nationalities and 143.3 million inhabitants in 2013, speaking a total of 180 languages), Sochi 2014 is keen to show the world how the Olympic Games can bring people together and act as a unifying force for the culturally eclectic Russian Federation.
Visitors can discover the Olympic icons of Sochi 2014, including the torch, medals, mascots, emblem and pictograms. They can also learn more about the longest ever Winter Games torch relay (123 days!).
The exhibition reveals the “Look of the Games”, a patchwork of crafts from fourteen regions in Russia, and looks at how these designs will be used across the city, in stadiums and on souvenirs.
Part of the exhibition presents the twelve new events making their debut at the Sochi Games - freeskiing halfpipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, luge team relay, figure skating mixed team event, snowboard parallel special slalom (men and women), and slopestyle skiing and snowboarding (men and women) – as well as the competition venues. The famous ski slope designer Bernhard Russi will explain how Olympic downhill courses are designed.
This exhibition is also a great chance for visitors who can’t attend the Sochi Games in person to discover the Olympic Park, with stunning venues including the Iceberg Skating Palace and the Bolshoi Ice Dome. After the Games, the city aims to become one of Europe’s top sporting complexes.
PROGRAMME RELATED TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE SOCHI WINTER GAMES
Sochi Live Programme
The XXII Olympic Winter Games - Sochi 2014
Friday 7 February
From 5 to 10 p.m., Galerie (level +2) and Auditorium (level 0)
Big-screen coverage of the Opening Ceremony (Galerie and Auditorium) in a typically Russian atmosphere
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Galerie (level +2) and Auditorium (level 0)
Coverage of the competitions (Galerie or Auditorium)
Sunday 23 February
From 5 to 8 p.m., Galerie (level +2) and Auditorium (level 0)
Big-screen coverage of the Closing Ceremony (Galerie and Auditorium) in a typically Russian atmosphere
Russian cultural programme
Discover Russian gastronomy at the TOM Café.
Friday 7 February
3 p.m. onwards, Galerie (level +2)
Traditional Russian folk market Fireworks at 9.30 p.m.
Every Saturday and Sunday (8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 February)
From 2 to 5.30 p.m., Galerie (level +2)
Presentation of Russian culture, in cooperation with the Association Léman Russe and the Russian community in Lausanne Songs, dances, music, shows, games, children’s workshops and food
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February
At 4 p.m., Auditorium (level 0)
“White Side Story”, a show performed by the Comic Trust company from St Petersburg A show for all ages, this is the mystical story of the “White Kingdom” and its power-hungry queen, whose foolishness is revealed by the three White Clowns. This Russian fairy tale is set against a backdrop of dance, music and mime.
Sunday 23 February
At 11.15 a.m., Galerie (level +2)
Concert by the HEMU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Paul Meyer.
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings (arr. for wind instruments by Paul Meyer and François Miquel)
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for wind instruments by Mark Hubert Hindsley)
Price: CHF 15.- Tickets on sale at The Museum, on line from www.starticket.ch
or by telephone from the Starticket call centre: 0900 325 325 (CHF 1.19/min. from a land line).
Thursday 27 March at 6.30 p.m. - Auditorium
Free of charge, for all ages (limited number of places)
Nicolas Vanier, film-maker and adventurer, talks about his Siberian odyssey, a journey by dogsled.