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This year sees the 30th anniversary ofOlympic Week and although the format mayhave changed considerably over the years, theaim has stayed the same - to promote thevalues of the Olympic movement. The first Olympic Week was organised with the intention of promoting the Olympicvalues to the people in the surrounding regionof Lausanne, Switzerland, site of the IOCheadquarters. The IOC wanted to raiseawareness among the local population that itcould organise not only the Gamesthemselves but also exciting events for thegeneral public. The first edition was targetedat adults with a programme that included anexhibition and a series of talks and film showsabout the Olympic Games and sport ingeneral.In 1984, Olympic Week shifted its focusto a younger audience, in the belief that youngpeople would transmit the Olympic messageto their parents. Talks and film shows,demonstrations by Lausanne sports clubs andfree visits to The Olympic Museum were onoffer as well as activities for school pupils atvarious towns in the canton. This formulacontinued until 1992. In 1994, a few months after theinauguration of The Olympic Museum, thelakeside became the focal point of OlympicWeek. That year, participants could choosefrom 14 activities. In 1998 there were 20events on the programme. In 2000, for the 20th Olympic Week, the number of events rose to 30. Since, it has become an ever-greater success and the number ofparticipants has steadily increased every year.Although The Olympic Museum is still theinstigator, planner and producer of the project,it has brought on board partners whosecontribution is essential to the smooth runningof the week's events. Among them are thesports clubs which supply some 150 voluntaryinstructors whose commitment andenthusiasm, along with close to 150volunteers, ensure the success of OlympicWeek. Logistical support and the generous loan of equipment by theLausanne City Council, also contributesgreatly to that success. OLYMPIC WEEK 2010Despite uncertain weather forecasts andwintery temperatures, 4,000 people signedup for the 40+ events on offer for the 2010edition of Olympic Week. These included theopportunity to try out Olympic and othersports as well as many other popularactivities such as capoeira, cheerleading,climbing, Nordic walking, orienteering,lifesaving and road safety.There were also guided and interactivetours of the temporary exhibition at TheOlympic Museum entitled "Athletes &Science"which continues until 6 March2011, as well as four workshops relating tothe exhibition. Other activities included theSport & Journalismworkshop which hasbeen a hit since it was introduced in 2007.Led by two professionals - a reporter and aphotographer - it was fully booked everyday. "Meet the Athletes"brought togetherVincent Defrasne, Olympic biathlonchampion at the 2006 Olympic WinterGames in Turin and four young athleteslucky enough to have travelled to Singaporefor the first Youth Olympic Games. Left and above Visitors enjoying some of theevents on offer during this year's OlympicWeek at The Olympic Museum24OLYMPIC REVIEWOLYMPICWEEKAT THEMUSEUM

Three brothers from the same family present atthe Olympic Games is something quiteexceptional, and it is for this reason that thoseresponsible for the Museum collectionsapproached them when they were seekingdonations in Vancouver.The three Ligocki brothers, Luckasz, Michaland Mateusz, donated the full set of equipmentthey wore in Vancouver, either as athletes or asan official: snowboard, bindings, boots, helmet,gloves, mask, bodysuits, delegation clothing,accreditation cards and bibs to The OlympicMuseum. Mateusz Ligocki (born in 1982) participatedin the Turin Games in 2006 in snowboard andsnowboard cross. He was the only athlete tocompete in both disciplines. In Vancouver, heparticipated in the snowboard cross events.Michal Ligocki (born in 1985) also participatedin the Turin and Vancouver Games, but in half-pipe. Oldest brother Luckasz is a FIS snowboardA-license judge and technical delegate forsnowboard. He was the Deputy Chef de Missionfor the Polish team in Whistler. Left Michal (left) and Luckasz Ligocki at TheOlympic Museum where they donatedequipment from the Vancouver GamesTwo other donations followed. FromStéphane Lambiel, the Swiss skaterwith an impressive record (twice worldchampion and silver medallist in Turinin 2006); and from Joannie Rochette,the talented Canadian skater who wona bronze medal in Vancouver lastFebruary, and who courageouslycompeted in the event only two daysafter the sudden death of her mother.Lambiel donated the zebra-stripedsuit he wore when he won theOlympic silver medal, and Rochettedonated the first dress she wore inher Olympic short programme.Lambiel and Rochette then receivedthe Olympic Museum's traditionaldonor's certificate and signed theguest book.Right Joannie Rochette andStéphane LambielAWORK OF ART FROMSANMARINO The National Olympic Committee of San Marinomade an impressive donation to The OlympicMuseum. The work of art is an exact replica of asculpture which stands at the entrance to theSport and Olympism Museum, in front of themain football stadium and sports centre in SanMarino. Sculpted out of local stone, it representsthe three towers of San Marino, the fortresseson top of the three peaks of Monte Titano, thesymbolic mountain of the Apennines, built todefend the city in the middle ages.The copy and the original are the work ofthe local artist, Davide Monaldi. In 2006, theyoung graphic designer created the logo of theSport and Olympism Museum, and he then hadthe idea of turning this into a three-dimensionalwork.Jacques Rogge warmly thanked the SanMarino NOC for its donation. "With these threeflames representing the three legendary peaks,"he said, "the artist was able to perfectly cap-tured the symbol of the eternal flame which liesat the heart of the Olympic Games, thus keepingthe Olympic spirit alive."Above IOC President Jacques Rogge acceptsthe donation from representatives of the SanMarino NOCOLYMPIC REVIEW25THREEBROTHERSAT THEOLYMPICMUSEUM ANEMOTIONAL DONATION