what a thrill the Olympics, right?
Today we want to take you with us through the history of the Olympic Games. We are at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, inaugurated in 1993.
Through a path between photos, videos, medals, objects that belonged to athletes, etc., it is possible to understand everything about the Olympics. It is only here that we can see the pillars of the Olympic Games, both ancient and modern, and of course technology is supporting all of this. It is a real journey through time, which transmits the emotions of the athletes through the videos, but also with their uniforms worn, shoes, sports equipment and everything that can lead you back to their historical moment.
Let’s take a leap into history inside the Museum. The ancient Olympic Games were religious celebrations, held in the city of Olympia, Greece, for the first time in 776 BC. They were held every 4 years, and during competitions (at those times it started only with the race) every war was suspended.
The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens in 1896.
One of the symbols of the Olympic Games is the Olympic flame, and it is here to welcome us at the entrance to the Museum. Today it rains, but the flame is always burning.
Its origins date back to Ancient Greece: a flame was kept burning throughout the period. It was reintroduced into the modern era, starting in 1928.
From the Olympics derive many objects, which are produced and marketed in memory of the event.
They are emotions enclosed in objects.
They cannot miss them, the ambassadors of the Olympic Games since 1968: the Olympic mascots. Their role in welcoming athletes and fans is fundamental.
Obviously, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot, Miraitowa, whose name is given by the 2 Japanese words “mirai” which means future, and “towa” which means eternity, cannot be missing here.
Miraitowa’s wish is that the Tokyo Olympic Games will bring eternal hope to everyone’s hearts.
At the end of the visit to the Museum, children can participate in interactive games, feeling like real champions.
The route cannot fail to end with shopping, where you can buy a little of everything.
And they remind you that shopping is not a recognized sport. 😉
We made a quick description, focusing more on the images. We have deliberately neglected the part on sports nutrition, but we are # Food4Feeding and we will talk more about it next time.