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21 Sep 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum...(19.09.05)

Saturday 24 September: Night of the Museums. Our programme at the Olympic Museum. Finding the Roots of Sport. Origins - Rites - Identities exhibition. Invitation to discover traditional sports practised outside the Olympic stadium: wrestling in Senegal, capoeira in Brazil, sumo in Japan, Naadam Games in Mongolia, and many more. Spotlight on the technical movements inherent to these sports, and their identifying, ritual, political and spiritual values. Guided tours of the exhibition: 3.15 and 7.15 p.m. for young visitors (duration: 1 hour). 4.30 and 8.30 p.m. for adults (duration 1 hour 15 minutes). Activities. From 2 to 9 p.m.: Games around the world. 15 board games for the public. Fun for all, playing games from around the globe, with the help of a specialist to explain the rules. In collaboration with Grenoble’s Maison des Jeux (House of Games). From 2.30 to 7 p.m.: Taï-chi-chuan. A traditional Chinese activity, taï-chi-chuan is a sequence of attack or defence movements, performed in a very delicate way. With Véronique Terrie, a qualified taï-chi and qi-gong instructor. From 4 to 10 p.m.: Dance. Series of short 10-minute dance sequences. Somewhere between wrestling and team games, the dancers attempt to defy the laws of physics. Their dance is based more on the functional aspect of movement than on aesthetics. This performance brings together human strengths in a peaceful way in a games with sporting, social and intercultural values. Concept: Urs Stauffer. Dancers: Danielle Marx, Martin Landert and Urs Stauffer.


Sunday 25 September: Permanent exhibition: Secrets of a Champion. From 2 to 5 p.m., in the permanent exhibition area The Athletes and the Games, a presenter will greet the visitors and give information on the evolution of sports equipment, illustrated by materials and demonstrations.  Duration: approx.10 minutes. Admission: entrance ticket price.
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