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13 Mar 2006
IOC News , museum-news-articles

Finding the Roots of Sport. Origins - Rites - Identities exhibition

Sport is a witness to the practices of our ancestors. And today, the Olympic Games have become their universal language. With this exhibition, the Olympic Museum seeks to find the roots of sport through the ages, and throughout the world. Upon request, young visitors (from 12 years old) can enjoy tours guided by the Museum’s coordinators, who will have undertaken a rigorous training programme with students from the University of Neuchâtel’s Ethnological Institute, as part of an exchange: ethnology for some, sporting values for others. This alliance has given birth to a unique tour programme, of which our young visitors will be the privileged beneficiaries. An educational kit developed in collaboration with the Education and Development Foundation will enable teachers to further explore the themes addressed in the exhibition, and especially to work on the values of traditional sports and compare them with Olympic sports.
Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and more exhibition
Until 16 April 2006
Fifty years after Cortina 1956, Italy is once again hosting the Olympic Winter Games and dressing them up with a touch of charm and style, and love of sport and the environment. Turin and Piedmont, the hosting region, add not only concreteness, commitment and organisational skills, but above all a heritage of culture, history, tradition and natural beauty all waiting to be discovered. For this reason, Torino 2006 is something more than the Olympic Winter Games… The exhibition evokes the spirit of the Turin Games through three thematic sections that illustrate the most curious and fascinating aspects. Red for passion, yellow for Piedmont and blue for technology and the environment. An inspiring journey through the colours of Torino 2006.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Sunday 19 March: Sunday Concert: Clab Trio. Bertrand de Rham, oboe, Cindy Lin, clarinet, and Alberto Biano, bassoon, play pieces by Beethoven, Veress, Mozart and Françaix. At 11 a.m., in the Museum’s auditorium; tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
Sunday 19 March: Visit the exhibition Finding the Roots of Sport. Guided tour for adults run by students from the University of Neuchâtel’s Ethnological Institute. They will certainly be able to share their knowledge and facilitate the meeting of sport and ethnology. At 11 a.m. in French; meet in the entrance hall; admission: ticket price; duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. Information on 021 621 65 11.
 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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