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04 Nov 2004
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum

In the framework of the Destination Olympia, 5 B.C. exhibition, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne is offering a diverse programme linking ancient and modern sport and culture. On the programme are various guided tours of the current temporary exhibition, workshops for young people, offers for associations and businesses, educational files, discovery sheets, themed workbooks, etc. Information on 021 621 65 11.

The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Thursday 4 November: Museum talk: Freeriding, base jumping, extreme passion. Ever since her childhood, Géraldine Fasnacht has had a passion: snowboarding. Over the years, this enthusiasm transformed into a fixed idea: becoming a freeriding champion. With strong tenacity, the young girl realised her dream. Establishing herself at the “Xtrême” event in Verbier on two occasions, today she snowboards in the big league and is one of the discipline’s elite. Passionate for mountain sports, during the summer Géraldine Fasnacht practices “base jumping” (jumping from Buildings, Antenna, Spans and Earth). Extreme sport is her life. But life is dear to her, and safety is a part of her main concerns. On the evening’s programme are powder, nature, magnificent images and a rush in adrenaline! At 6.30 p.m., in the Museum Auditorium, free entrance.

Sunday 7 November: Sunday concert: Modigliani Quartet. Edouard Jaccottet and Alba Cirafici, violins, José Madera, alto, and François Jaccottet, violoncello, interpret Hadyn’s Fifth and Dvorak’s American Quartet. The Modligliani String Quartet, founded in 1979, has won many international prizes. It has also made various recordings for radio and television. At 11 a.m., in the Museum auditorium, tickets available at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
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