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Live the Olympic Spirit with these Online Exhibits from Switzerland!

It is a known fact that the International Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to memorialize the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be missing out on all the action this year with the Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021.
Founded by the International Olympic Committee in 1993, The Olympic Museum is located in Lausanne-Ouchy, overlooking the beautiful Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The Interactive museum offers an insight into the Olympic movement, with permanent and temporary exhibitions which showcase the origin of the games, the competitions and the athletic spirit through over 150 screens and 1500 objects.
Among its exhibits, one can find the hockey stick of Dhyan Chand Singh from the 1936 Berlin Games, and the boxing gloves of Mary Kom among objects belonging to other world-renowned athletes like a jersey worn by Usain Bolt, and the sprinter Jesse Owen’s shoes.
While you miss out on all the Olympics action this year, you can visit the spirit of the Olympics through the Olympic museum.
The Olympic Museum reflects the richness and diversity of Olympism through history, culture, design, technology and sociology with sports as the main element. This exhibit will help one understand the idea of Olympism as it gives cognizance into some of the most popular paintings, sculptures, The Olympic torches and medals of all The Olympic games and stories behind them.

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