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18 Nov 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

Grand finale on Olympism

It was an evening full of suspense for the final of the Olympism Contest, organised by Le Dauphiné Libéré in partnership with the Olympic Museum. Five contestants took part before an enthusiastic, supportive audience made up of close friends, readers of the French daily newspaper and many members of the Friends of the Museum Association.

Two tickets for the Opening Ceremony of the Turin Games
The contestants competed against each other in a thrilling Going for Gold-style contest. The evening began with three series of questions on the Games of Antiquity, the history of Olympism and the Olympic Games. The final on Olympic champions then led to Denise Giaccolini, from Chambéry, winning two tickets for the Opening Ceremony of the Games in Turin next year, which were offered by the IOC.
A large delegation from the Dauphiné Libéré
Urs Lacotte, IOC Director General, personally awarded the prize to the winner, and Francis Gabet, the Museum’s Director, presented the Olympic Museum trophy. Le Dauphiné Libéré was represented by Jean-Pierre Souchon, Editor-in-Chief; Jean-Philippe Le Goff, Director of Promotions; Marc-Michel Lesueur, Director for the Haute-Savoie Region; Yves Perret, Head of Sport; and Pierre Brouillaud, Head of Sport for the Haute-Savoie Region and the person behind the partnership.
Poster exhibition in preparation
Michel Couasnon, a hotel director in Annecy (France) and an enthusiastic collector of Olympic posters (an exhibition is currently being prepared for the Olympic Museum), then held the draw to choose the lucky winner who will dine at his hotel on the shores of Lake Annecy.
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