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23 Oct 2006
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum...(23-29.10.2006)

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.
125 years of Gymnastics exhibition
From 25 October 2006 to 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 (FIG) is this year celebrating its 125th anniversary.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Sunday 29 October: Sunday Concert: Lisa Shnayder, violin. The young and talented Russian violinist, award-winner of the Tibor Varga Contest, in a dazzling and original solo programme. At 11 a.m., in the Museum’s auditorium; tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
Opening hours: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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