This week at the Olympic Museum…(02-08.10.2006)
Angel or Demon? The choice of Fair Play exhibition
Until 5 November 2006
Whether in sport or in our daily lives, human beings choose, suffer or impose their behaviour. In competition as in play, the balance between self control and impulsiveness, respecting or deviating from a line of conduct, is a very delicate one. This exhibition on fair play asks the visitor to consider his own angels and demons and confronts him with the fragile balance of the human relations. These games of mirrors, situations, confrontation, reflection and feelings illustrate the fact that fair play is not incompatible with performance, even at the very top, and that its absence destroys the very concepts of play and sharing. A conclusion which is certainly valid in the field of sport but also in our daily lives.
Kids’ programme: It’s not always easy to play fair
Visit - Role plays (with coordinator)
Tour of the exhibition followed by a workshop in which the participants use role plays to work on their behaviour in certain situations arising in sport and everyday life. Education kit. Information on 021 621 65 11.
Triathlon Passion exhibition
Until 15 October 2006
The 13th Lausanne Triathlon took place on 26 and 27 August followed, the week-end after, by the Triathlon World Championships. This is a chance for the Olympic Museum to devote an exhibition to this event which became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Friday 6 October: Zidane, a portrait of the 21st century
In the framework of Cinéfestival, the Olympic Museum presents exclusively in Switzerland a film on Zinedine Zidane, produced by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon. A magical and spectacular portrait of the French football star, making the viewer feel as if he is on the pitch by the side of the player. Filmed on 23 April 2005 at the Santiago Berabeu Stadium during a Spanish league championship match between Real Madrid and Villareal, this film sticks close to the heels of the star throughout the match, thanks to 17 high-definition cameras filming his every move.
From Sunday 8 to Thursday 12 October: 26th Olympic week
The Olympic Charter states that “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” This is why the IOC organises Olympic Week for nine to 15-year-olds during the school holidays. Thanks to the support of the City of Lausanne, sport and activity clubs in the region, and volunteers, this big festival is put on for free. On the programme, more than 40 sports and other activities (photo workshop, table curling, athletes’ autograph signing, fair play game workshop, cartoon workshop, athletics, badminton, fencing, board games, weightlifting, judo, koshiki karatedo, Lausanne Marathon Nordic walking, taekwondo, roller skating, sailing, rowing, lifesaving initiation, road safety, skiing, twirling, uni-hockey, cycling/mountain biking, giant table football, baseball, basketball, biathlon, bobsleigh, broomball, climbing, American football, golf, handball, hip-hop, disco-fox and salsa, cross country skiing, make-up stand, tchoukball, tennis, archery and volleyball. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Ouchy quay, from the Place de la Navigation to the Tour Haldimand. Special afternoons with the participation of Gilles Jacquet on Sunday, Charles Rusterholz on Monday and Stéphane Diagana on Tuesday. Photo competition with the support of Kodak. Free entry with individual pass (by name). Information on 021 621 66 18.
Opening hours: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.