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07 Nov 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum (07.11.05)

Finding the Roots of Sport. Origins - Rites - Identities exhibition
Sport is a witness to the practices of our ancestors. And today, the Olympic Games have become their universal language. With its new exhibition, the Olympic Museum seeks to find the roots of sport through the ages, and throughout the world. Upon request, young visitors (from 12 years old) can benefit from tours guided by the Museum’s coordinators, who will have undertaken a rigorous training programme with students from Neuchâtel, as part of an exchange: ethnology for some, and sporting values for others. This fusion gave birth to a unique tour programme, of which our young visitors will be the privileged beneficiaries. An educational kit developed in collaboration with the Education and Development Foundation will enable teachers to further explore the themes addressed in the exhibition and, especially, to work on traditional sporting values and compare them with Olympic sports.
Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and more exhibition
Until 26 March 2006
The exhibition awakes the spirit of the Games in Turin, across three thematic sections that illustrate the most curious and fascinating aspect. Red - passion, yellow - Piedmont and blue - technology and environment. A beautiful journey through the colours of Torino 2006.
The events at the Olympic Museum
Thursday 10 November: Scientific Congress: Nationality in sports. Issues and problems. Changing nationality is becoming more and more frequent in the world of sport, for multiple reasons. The rules to obtain a nationality vary considerably from one country to another, which sometimes creates shocking inequalities between athletes. At 9.15 a.m.: Opening of the congress by Prof. Denis Oswald, CIES Director and IOC member. From 9.30 to 10.30 a.m.: Legal nationality, an assessment of the legal situation. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The nationality, three examples. From 2.30 to 4 p.m.: Jurisdiction confronted with the question of nationality. From 4.15 to 6 p.m.: Sporting nationality, future, limits, constraints. From 6.30 to 8 p.m.: Round table (free entrance) with prominent federation leaders, organisations and athletes who have personally experienced such a change of nationality. Moderator: Prof. Denis Oswald. Participants: Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President, René Fasel, IIHF President, Sarah Lewis, FIS Secretary General, Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General, and Wilson Kopfeter, world 800m record holder. In the Museum auditorium, price: CHF 150, free of charge for the Friends of the Museum and FIFA representatives. Information on 032 718 39 00 and
Sunday 13 November:
Sunday concert: The String Family. Gyula Stuller and Carmen Monjaraz, violins, Yukari Shimanuki, alto, Julia Stuller, violoncello, and Ricardo Delgado, bass, interpret one duo by Rossini, two trios by Schubert and Beethoven, and three popular tunes by Gerardo Mezza.
At 11 a.m., in the Museum auditorium, tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65
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