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24 Nov 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 24-30.11.2008

A century of International Ice Hockey exhibition
Until 23 February 2009
The Olympic Museum is celebrating 100 years of the International Ice Hockey Federation by offering its visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a skating rink. Ice hockey’s famous heroes have been brought together to form “the team of the century”. This is a unique chance the revisit the greatest moments of legendary matches and to understand the technical aspects of ice hockey, as well as to discover the differences in style and strategy of the best teams.
Olympic’Art exhibition
From 20 November 2008 to 1 March 2009
Sport and art are universal languages - two traditions that lie at the heart of civilisation itself. The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, envisioned the Olympiad as more than just a celebration of physical strength. Rather, he felt it should be endowed with an artistic and moral dimension that more closely aligned body and spirit. Through Olympic’Art, visitors can view the history of the Olympism as a fascinating chapter in the history or art… unless it is the other way round.
Sunday 30 November at 11 a.m.: Special guided tour (in French) with Jean-Yves Guillain, sports historian, specialist in Olympic art competitions, and scientific advisor to the Olympic’Art exhibition. Information on 021 621 65 11.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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