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Date
07 Nov 2006
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IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum...(06-12.11.2006)


125 years of Gymnastics exhibition
Until 28 January 2007
Through this exhibition, the Olympic Museum is giving its visitors the chance to discover the history and development of gymnastics over the centuries, the work of the International Gymnastics Federation, whose headquarters are in Switzerland, as well as gymnastics and Olympism. Gymnastics became an Olympic sport in 1896 at the first Games of the modern era. Today, it comprises three Olympic disciplines: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. Created on 23 July 1881, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIF) is this year celebrating its 125th anniversary.
 
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
 
Sunday 12 November: Sunday Concert: Athena Quartet. Julie Lafontaine and Melik Kaptan, violins, Nicolas Pache, alto, Pascal Michel and Joël Marosi, violoncellos, interpret the Quartet by Chostakovitch and the Quintet by Schubert. At 11 a.m., in the Museum’s auditorium; tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
 
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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