Switzerland's Olympic Museum To Celebrate Rio 2016

23 December 2015
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Ahead of Rio 2016, the home of the 2016 Olympic Games, the Olympic Museum in Switzerland will be celebrating with a six-month extravaganza of Brazilian-inspired events.

From February 10 until September 25, 2016, visitors to the museum in Lausanne, Switzerland will find it dressed in the country's vibrant national colours and hosting a variety of exhibitions and events to showcase the energy and beat at the heart of the Brazilian culture.

Lausanne Olympic exhibition The Lausanne display will celebrate the iconic moments of the Olympics

A Brazilian-inspired route will feature kiosks designed for visitors to make discoveries about the country's culture as well as take in photographs showcasing some of Brazil's greatest athletes mixed in with an installation of colourful little creatures designed by Brazilian artist Felipe Barbosa.

Giving visitors a unique insight into Rio 2016, one exhibition space will showcase the athletes and sports that will make up Rio 2016, as well as the essential elements of all of the games, the Torch Relay, the mascots and of course, the medals. The exhibition will also examine the legacy that the games will leave behind for Rio.

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Another area will take a closer look at the culture of Brazil, through the country's dance, music, sport, and festivals. Examples of Brazil's contemporary art and photography will also be on show to reflect the colourful and dynamic spirit of the country.

Stop off at the musuem's TOM cafe to sample the special Rio menu, giving guests a chance to sample the flavours of the Brazilian city.

Brazil flag Brazil prepares to welcome the world's athletes

With around 3,000 square metres of exhibition space, 1,500 objects, 150 audiovisual devices, 50 interactive screens, and seven hours of sound and video, the museum gives guests a chance to immerse themselves in the history, values, and culture of the Olympic Games and the host cities.

The Rio 2016 Games will take place from August 5 to 21, 2016. It is the first Olympic Games to be held in South America and will see 10,500 athletes from 206 countries compete across 42 sports in 306 medal events.

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