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26 Sep 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum… (26.09.05)

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.
The events at the Olympic Museum
Sunday 2 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.
Sunday 2 October: Sunday concert: Clarinet and guitar duet. Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet, and Jean-Paul Greub, guitar, interpret a Sonata by Christian Gottlieb Scheidler, Waltz Fantasy by Russian composer Mihail Glinka, and Laurent Boutros’s Amasia. At 11 a.m., in the Museum auditorium, tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
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