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On Sunday 4 July, over 70 teams made up of girls, boys and families took part in the 5thMini-Stars Relay, transforming the OlympicMuseum gardens into a sports theme park for aday. 2010 saw a record attendance. Autographhunters were delighted to see MbulaeniMulaudzi (RSA), 800m world champion at the2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships andsilver medallist at the 2004 Athens OlympicGames, Beatrice Faumuina (NZL), worldchampion discus thrower at the 1997 AthensWorld Athletics Championships, and Swissjudoka Sergei Aschwanden, bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games allparticipating in the event. The Mini-Stars relay was first organised in2006 alongside Athletissima, the internationalathletics meeting held in Lausanne. This eventis now part of the IAAF Diamond League.Left Youngsters from some of the 70 teamscompeting in the 5th Mini-Star Relay, whichsaw the Olympic Museum gardens transformedinto a sports theme park for the day's festivitiesThe Olympic Museum hosted aceremony launching the programme to recreate Suite Olympique(OlympicSuite), a series of 38 sculptures on theOlympic theme by talented Catalanartist Rosa Serra. Her sculptures, whichtook ten years to complete, were firstexhibited in 1984. The OlympicMuseum displayed 22 of thesculptures in 1987.These sculptures, now owned bythe IOC, have travelled all over theworld. But it was in China that the ideato recreate them first took shape atHonav, a company which specialises in licensed merchandise developmentand retail. Through a partnership withThe Olympic Museum and the ChineseNational Olympic Committee, theydevised a programme to recreate alimited edition of 99 sculptures to beput on sale for the Chinese market.The ceremony culminated in theunveiling of four flag-covered SuiteOlympique replicas. According to MsSerra they are just as impressive asthe originals! Right Rosa Serra and Jack Chen,Director General of HonavATREASUREDADDITIONTOTHEOLYMPICMUSEUMCOLLECTIONS The collections at The Olympic Museum inLausanne now feature a beautiful Persian carpet,donated by three Iranian cyclists on behalf of the National Olympic Committee of the IslamicRepublic of Iran. The wool and silk carpet, whichmeasures 2x3m, depicts a polo scene on a hunting ground. It was made by Javad Eslimi andDayee in the historic city of Isfahan. The work is designed to be displayed as a wall hanging.Departing from Budapest, Seyed KouroshMojtabavi, president of the Iranian NOC's sportscommission, Ali Asghar Salavatian and AlirezaArabian Najafabadi, the group's doctor and tech-nician respectively, travelled across Hungary,Austria, Germany and Switzerland to reach TheOlympic Museum. Mojtabavi is the son ofAbdollah Mojtabavi, freestyle wrestling bronzemedallist in the 67-73kg category at the 1952Helsinki Games and who also participated in the previous Games in London in 1948."We are very honoured by this donation," said Frédérique Jamolli, The Olympic Museumcurator. "It is a testimony to the close link between sport, art and culture."Above The Olympic Museum's DidierBlanchard and Frédérique Jamolli with Seyed Kourosh MojtabaviOLYMPIC REVIEW232010MINI-STARSRELAYROSA SERRA'SSUITEOLYMPIQUE WOOSCHINA