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30 Years

The Olympic Museum – Stadiums Past and Future

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Kathryn Jobson
Starting this autumn, The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland is launching a programme entirely devoted to the Olympic stadiums of the world that have become essential elements of the Games, and whose impact is measured well beyond the 16 days of competition.

The exhibition addresses the history of stadiums, from their creation,  the challenges of city planning, sustainable development and the legacy that present themselves before the stadium is constructed.

The central part of the exhibition focuses on the Olympic Games London 2012, to show that a stadium is not only built for the 16 days of competition, but is also a project that runs for more than 30 years. Sustainable development and legacy are the key words here.

The Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 editions of the Games will be examined to see what has become of the Olympic legacy, or what will become of it.

The last part of the exhibition is focused on the future. It looks at utopian stadiums which will perhaps be built one day, like the modern Olympia dreamed up by Pierre de Coubertin, which has partly become reality.

The stadium is therefore not only a technical affair for experts, architects and engineers! It’s a whole story, a story about people that is alive, sporting and festive.

The Olympic Museum Exhibition runs from 13 OCTOBER 2016 – 07 MARCH 2017.


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