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16 Apr 2007
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 16-22.04.2007

The New Treasures of the Olympic Museum exhibition
Until 10 June 2007
Throughout the past year, the Olympic Museum has continuously enriched its collections through donations, purchases, deposits and bequests. 2006 was an important date as the collecting was punctuated by two major events: the Olympic Winter Games, which were held in Turin, and the 12th Olympic Collectors’ World Fair in Lausanne, during which the Museum used the exchange method. In all, in 2006 the various teams of the IMD and the Museum collected: 1406 items and shares, 7235 images, 2700 hours of film, 1372 books, 3000 archived files!
The Mind makes a Champion exhibition
Until 2 September 2007
From childhood dream to winning performance, the athlete's journey is strewn with pitfalls and obstacles which, to be surpassed, require a special ability to keep the finishing line in sight and maintain one’s mental equilibrium. The Olympic Museum offers you the chance to follow in their footsteps and see into the "minds of champions". This special exhibition takes you on a journey through the secrets, formulae and values that come together to give these exceptional people the mental agility they need to achieve their goals: The Mind makes a Champion. The numerous testimonies will help visitors to identify with this human adventure in sport at the very highest level and to discover themselves as they set out to achieve that distinctive mindset which promotes creativity and success.

Educational programme (for children aged 12 - 16)
Educational kit, visits and workshops on the following subjects: motivation, stress management, memorisation, self-fulfilment

Corporate activity programme
Visits and workshops

From 15 to 22 April: Festival of the mind. Over three evenings mixing sport and living art, the general public will discover the importance of the mind in achieving a successful performance, be it sporting or artistic. How does one work the mind? What tools does one develop to manage the pressure of a competition, concert or show? What influence does the group have on the individual? What is the impact of the public on a performance? Open to the general public, these interdisciplinary discussions will also be of interest to young athletes, and music and acting students directly concerned by the themes addressed.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Tuesday 17 April: Team performance, the effect of the group on the mind. Guests: Georges-André Carrel, Director of the Sport Section at the UNIL and EPFL; Jon Ferguson, basketball coach, painter and writer; Gil Montandon, hockey player, HC Gottéron; Jean-Pierre Althaus, actor and theatre director of l’Octogone; Michel Gascard, ballet master, Rudra Béjart School-Workshop; Elisabeth Laurent, danser and former member of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève; and Hervé Klopfenstein, artistic director. Moderator: Jean-Philippe Rapp. At 6.30 p.m. Free entrance. Information & reservation on 021 621 65 11.
Wednesday 18 April: Mimes and Illusions. Workshop. At 2.30 & 4.30 p.m. Age: 8 - 12. Reservation required on 021 621 65 11.
Wednesday 18 April: Athletes’ minds. Visit + workshop. At 2.30 & 4.30 p.m. Age: 12 - 16. Reservation required on 021 621 65 11.
Wednesday 18 April: Faced with an opponent, or solo, what is a performance? Guests: Jakob Hlasek, former tennis player; Magali Messmer, triathlete; Pierre Amoyal, violonist; Yvette Théraulaz, actress and singer; and Marc Donnet-Monay, comedian. With the participation of Christophe Gallaz, writer and philosopher. Moderator: Jean-Philippe Rapp. At 6.30 p.m. Free entrance. Information & reservation on 021 621 65 11.
Thursday 19 April: The body in danger. The being in danger. Guests: Chantal Bournissen, skier; Gilles Jaquet, snowboarder; Rémy Julienne, stuntman; Nicolas Bonstein, musician (improvisation); and Yves Rossy, flying man. Moderator: Jean-Philippe Rapp. At 6.30 p.m. Free entrance. Information & reservation on 021 621 65 11.
Sunday 22 April: Sunday concert: Pieces by Pergolese and Mozart. Michel Portal, clarinet, and the Camerata Grischuna directed by Yves Senn. At 11 a.m., in the Museum auditorium, tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
Sunday 22 April: Japanese calligraphy, kyudo, fencing. At 2 & 4 p.m.: demonstrations. At 2.30 & 4.30 p.m.: initiations. General public.

Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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