Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Olympic Museum & Park

Yesterday we went and visited the Olympic Museum and Park, which sits on the lakefront of Lausanne in the area known as Ouchy. The park is really beautiful. It has numerous sculptures on display dedicated to different sports, as well as two 75 ton sand sculptures. The museums houses two floors which display over 1000 items from every different sport at the Olympic games, many of which were donated by the athletes, as well as the equipment used. The walls of the museum take you through the history of the origin of the Olympic games and the important events at every Olympic game that has taken place in the modern era (since 1896). The next one to come...Vancouver in 2010!

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