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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