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09 Nov 2006
IOC News

“Dare to do a job”

Sixteen sons and daughters of International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Museum staff accompanied their mother or father to work today. This day, called “Osez tous les métiers” [Dare to do a Job], is part of the awareness-raising programme run by several Swiss cantons to allow primary and secondary school pupils (aged ten to 14) to discover the most diverse professions.

Diverse professions
Throughout this exploration day, the pupils had the opportunity to discover jobs linked to communications and marketing, as well as various other activities (reception, library, photo library, education, etc.) at the Olympic Museum.

Fans of the Olympic GamesInterviewed after a first visit to the IOC headquarters, the children said they were impressed and fascinated, as much by the place as the general atmosphere. The children are also real fans of the Olympic Games.
“I would like to be an Olympic champion”
The young visitors are athletes themselves: among other sports, they take part in gymnastics, foot-ball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, dance, ski, snowboard and horse-riding. Their dream: “To become an Olympic champion”.
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