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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. FromSt├ęphane 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 andSt├ęphane 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