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29 May 2007
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 28.05-03.06.2007

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 year 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: 1,406 items and shares, 7,235 images, 2,700 hours of film, 1,372 books and 3,000 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
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Tuesday 29 May: Agora (cycle of Museum conferences): Is there life after sport? They have all been winners, but not all have carried on in the same way. Some have gone straight on to success in a new career. But others have sunk into anonymity and suffered serious setbacks. Starting out again after a sports career is never simple. Featuring Roland Collombin, Olympic medallist and world champion in 1972, several times World Cup winner, wholesaler; Etienne Dagon, Olympic 200m breast stroke medallist, Los Angeles 1984, Head of the Sports Department for the town of Neuchâtel; Kelly Fairweather, IOC Sports Director; Laurence Fischer, karate world champion in 1998 and 2000, four times European champion from 1999 to 2004, humanitarian mission leader in Afghanistan; Erika Hess-Reymond, Olympic medallist, six times Alpine skiing world champion, youth trainer and coach; and Jacques Reymond, former Swiss ski team trainer and co-founder of a company specialising in helping elite athletes change career (Gesport Management). Hosted by Jean-Philippe Rapp. Free entrance, reservation required on 021 621 65 11.

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