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18 Jul 2007
IOC News , museum-news-articles , Beijing 2008

2008 OG: start of the celebrations

On Tuesday morning, the Olympic Museum forecourt was the setting for a ceremony marking the departure of the items for the One World, One Dream travelling exhibition, designed and produced by the Olympic Museum, which will form part of the Beijing 2008 cultural programme. The event was held in the presence of IOC Director General Urs Lacotte, Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli and a large Chinese delegation, including numerous journalists.

Symbolic crystal key
During the ceremony, Urs Lacotte presented Morning Liu, Chief Designer & Deputy General Secretary of the Organising Committee, with a crystal key bearing the Museum logo, to symbolise the loan of objects to China and the start of the exhibition.

A 12-month journey
From August 2007 to August 2008, on the eve of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, this exhibition will visit 13 Chinese cities. After opening in Beijing on 8 August, exactly one year before the start of the Games, it will go on show in 12 other cities: Tsingtao, Nanjing, Wuhan, Changsha, Macao, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang and Tianjin. A year-long journey around the country.

Olympic artefacts
The One World, One Dream exhibition, named after the motto of the 2008 Games, is based around the history of the Olympic Games, from ancient times to the Games today. It features ceremony costumes, Games memorabilia, the complete collection of torches and winners’ medals, mascots, stamps and coins, sports equipment and audiovisual presentations. More than 700 items, covering 2,500 square metres, 200 photos and two hours of films devoted solely to the glory of the Olympic Movement and its values!
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