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02 Nov 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Olympic Museum (31.10.05)

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.
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
 Wednesday 2 November: Gliz and Neve visit the Olympic Museum! Giant replicas of Gliz and Neve, the two charming mascots of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, will be at the Museum from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. Visitors can have their photo taken with them. Gliz, the blue mascot, represents an ice cube, like those that hang form the roofs of mountain chalets. Neve, the red mascot, is a snowball, as her name suggests. Sunday 6 November: Visit the exhibition Finding the Roots of Sport. Guided tour for adults run by students from the University of Neuchâtel 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.
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