This week at the Olympic Museum...(17.10.05)
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.
Events at the Olympic Museum
Saturday 22 October: Talk: Recuperation
Talk held in the framework of the Lausanne Marathon 2005. It will bring together sports doctors and elite athletes. At 2.30 p.m., in the auditorium, free entrance. Continuous showing of the film Légendes du Marathon, de Philippides aux Jeux Olympiques d’Athènes [Marathon Legends, from Phillipides to the Athens Olympic Games]. From 4 to 6 p.m., in the auditorium, free entrance.
Sunday 23 October: Live broadcast from the Lausanne Marathon on a giant screen. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the auditorium, free entrance. Continuous showing of the film Légendes du Marathon, de Philippides aux Jeux Olympiques d’Athènes [Marathon Legends, from Phillipides to the Athens Olympic Games]. From 2 to 6 p.m., in the auditorium, free entrance.Sunday 23 October: Visit the exhibition Finding the Roots of Sport. Guided tour for adults run by students from the University of Neuchâtel’s Ethnological Institute. No doubt that they will be able to share their knowledge and encourage the meeting of sport and ethnology. At 11 a.m. in French. Meet in the entrance hall; admission: ticket price; duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. Information on 021 621 65 11.