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Three years from now, Brazil will host the FIFAWorld Cup and then, two years later, the OlympicGames. Far removed from the well-known clichésof beaches and fine sand, 20 per cent of Rio's sixmillion inhabitants still live in favelas.In September 2010, eight photographers fromSwitzerland, Croatia, the United Arab Emirates,Hong Kong, the USA and Brazil came together fora unique event in Rio de Janeiro. Led byrenowned photographer David Burnett, they setout to show how sport can be a positive factor in social development.Their work, currently exhibited at The OlympicMuseum, is a wonderful illustration of how sportpromoted by local NGOs can transform the life ofa child, a family or even an entire community. Theproject coincided with the Homeless World Cup, inwhich 55 teams from around the world competedin a unique spirit of solidarity and sportsmanship.The eight photographers: Matteo Cardin, ElaineChen-Fernandez, Rodrigo Esper, Ben Moldenhauer,Katarina Prefors, Nicolas Stoian, Antoine Tardy andAnna Wang were supported by the UN Office onSport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), theBrazilian branch of the Sport for Social ChangeNetwork and Nike Inc. Since a photo can often saymuch more than words, the eight photographershave decided to continue to bear witness to socialchange on our planet. Below The exhibition features images detailingeveryday life in Rio's favelas22OLYMPIC REVIEWWHENSPORTCANCHANGE THEWORLDPHOTOGRAPHERS FORHOPEThe new exhibition at The OlympicMuseum, entitled HOPE. When sport canchange the world,sets out to show howsport, and in particular the OlympicGames, can bring hope to the world. Itexamines the extent to which sport can be seen as an efficient tool to build a better world.The interactive exhibition is organisedaround five themes. The sectionProclaiming Equalityfocuses on hope forsocial change and recalls the strugglesencountered by some athletes such asMuhammad Ali of the USA or aboriginalathlete Cathy Freeman. The PacifyingExchangesarea shows how sometimes inthe space of a few weeks, Olympic sportcan find solutions where politicians havefailed. The friendship between GermanLuzt Long and American Jesse Owens isthe most powerful example. The spirit ofuniversal comradeship is a reality inOlympic sport. This comes to life as theathletes parade behind their national flagsat the Olympic Games opening ceremony.In the section Giving Everyone a Facewediscover how the Games can providevisibility on the international scene to newnations and small countries such as thefledgling Estonia or East Timor. Sport isnot the answer to every problem, however.Some painful episodes, such as thehostage-taking at the 1972 Games inMunich and the conflict in the formerYugoslavia, are dealt with in the spaceentitled Carrying on Despite the DarkDays.The theme Giving Hopesheds newlight on little-known activities of theOlympic Movement in collaboration withother international organisations. Some 40 stories are set in theirhistorical and sociological context witharchive material including films, photos,newspapers and sporting equipment, aswell as interviews with the people whowere there. Above all, this exciting anddynamic exhibition is interactive.Above Lutz Long, Jesse Owens andCathy Freeman Below Mongolianathletes parade in Vancouver last year

Until 1 May 2011 Judo, From Martial Artto Olympic SportMarking the 60thanniversary of theInternational JudoFederation (IJF)Until the end of JunePhotographers for HopeUntil 6 NovemberHope. When Sport Can Change theWorldThe Olympic ideal, theOlympic dream10 April 2011Sunday ConcertTrio Mistral16 April to 1 May 2011PâKomuZéEaster Programme8 May 2011Sunday ConcertWorks by Debussy,Martinu & Brahms26 June 2011Sunday ConcertTerpsycordes Quartet26 June 20116th Mini-Stars RelayPart of the Athletissimaathletics meeting inthe Olympic Park,Lausanne To find out more, visit: International Judo Federation (IJF) will becelebrating its 60th anniversary this year. It was in1882, however, that Japanese Jigoro Kano wasinspired by the various forms of combat sport -jujutsu - and created a system of physical,intellectual and moral education: judo.Initially regarded as a means of self-defencefor individuals, judo gradually became recognisedfor its educational values and for its contribution to physical development and character building.Judo, which featured on the Olympicprogramme for the first time at the 1964 Gamesin Tokyo, is now practised worldwide and the IJFcurrently has 200 member countries.The exhibition, Judo, from martial art toOlympic sport, staged in collaboration with the IJF,retraces the history of judo by telling the story of its greatest champions.Right Alina Alexandra Dumitru of Romaniacelebrates winning gold in Beijing in 2008Above Sophie Lamon donates her equipmentfrom the 2000 Games in SydneyFENCER SOPHIE LAMONMAKES A DONATION TOTHE OLYMPIC MUSEUMSwitzerland's fencing champion and Olympicmedallist, Sophie Lamon, gave a press confer-ence at The Olympic Museum in January toannounce her retirement. After suffering repeatedhip problems, this 26-year-old fencer will beundergoing a delicate surgical operation, whichwill require a long rehabilitation period.Taking advantage of her visit, the MuseologySection asked her to make a donation; and thistalented young fencer was happy to oblige byhanding over her epée and the equipment sheused at the Games in Sydney in 2000, where she won a team silver medal. The equipment consists of her jacket, trousers, mask, gloves,socks and shoes, which will become part of theMuseum's collections.Sophie Lamon's retirement marks the end ofone of Switzerland's greatest sporting stories.Born in 1985, she is the country's youngestOlympic medallist (15 years old). She started fencing at the age of five and in 2000 becameworld champion in the cadet category, thenEuropean team champion, after which she addeda historic team silver medal at the OlympicGames. But with her Business Managementdegree and a Master's in Sport, Management &Business Strategies, it looks as though SophieLamon has everything she needs for a successfulchange of career.Leydi Laura Moya Lopez, an 18-year-old Cuban, wascrowned champion of thewomen's modern pentathlon atthe 1st Youth Olympic Games(YOG) in Singapore last August.Through the intermediary of theInternational Modern PentathlonUnion (UIPM), Lopez donatedthe laser pistol used at herevents to The OlympicMuseum.The final was the firstOlympic Modern PentathlonCompetition in which laser pistols were used and the firstModern Pentathlon YouthOlympic Gold medal making this pistol extremely significant to thehistory of Modern Pentathlonand the Olympic Movement.But Lopez did not only markthe history of these first YOG bywinning gold. By pure chance,she was paired up withAmerican athlete NathanSchrimscher in the mixed relay.The pairing is widely believed to be the first time in decadesthat athletes from Cuba and the USA have teamed up.Schrimscher declared: "It's thepeople. I really don't know allthe politics and stuff. The peo-ple -we're all the same. Shedoesn't speak much English. I don't speak any Spanish. Butwe got along really well... weboth do speak pentathlon!"Left Lopez in action at theYOG in SingaporeOLYMPIC REVIEW23CALENDARJUDO,FROMMARTIALARTTOOLYMPICSPORTBROTHERHOOD AT THE YOUTHOLYMPIC GAMES