24th OLYMPIC WEEK - all records broken
From Sunday 10 to Thursday 14 October, the Olympic Museum organised its traditional Olympic Week, the giant sports festival offered free of charge to youngsters aged from 9 to 15 during their school holidays.
Until Thursday afternoon, the bad weather kept its distance from the quai d’Ouchy, the port, the Denantou Park, the place du Port and the place de la Navigation where the various events were taking place. This year, all records were broken, with 4,500 five-day passes distributed, and 40,873 sports and activities tried for the first time!
Forty activities on offer
Olympic Week is almost 40 sports and activities to try out. And there is something for everyone: athletics, rowing, giant table football, badminton, baseball, basketball, biathlon, bob, broomball, capoeira, table curling, climbing, American football, weightlifting, handball, judo, koshiki karatedo, marathon, roller skating, ski jumping, skiing, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, archery, twirling, unihockey, cycling/mountain biking, sailing and volleyball, as well as workshops in comic strip drawing, arts and crafts, a celebration of the Games, hip hop, discofox and salsa, an introduction to golf, tasting games, hot-air ballooning, road accident prevention and a face-painting stand. Who could ask for more?
Sport, Olympism and volunteers at the forefront
The aim is to draw attention to and disseminate the values of Olympism through the practice of sport. Such an event can only be held with the help of local sports clubs and organisations, sponsors, various departments of Lausanne City Council and numerous volunteers.