This week at the Olympic Museum 29.06-05.07.09

Temporary exhibition Heroes
Until 13 September 2009
An historic and sociological approach to the star system in different eras. An exhibition available in four modules: Ancient heroes (from 776 BC to 393 AD); The heroes of tradition (from 1896); Modern heroes (from the end of the First World War); and Global heroes (from 1980).

For schools
Heroes educational kit
A document to address the theme of the sporting hero in class and to prepare for a visit to the exhibition. Activity sheets for 6-16 year-olds. Available in French, English and German. It can be downloaded from Cost of the paper version: CHF 10.

Tour and Heroes Academy workshop package
The schoolchildren invent a superhero identity for themselves and a cause to defend. They dress up, work on posture and attitude, then go to visit the exhibition accompanied by a guide. For 6-11 year-olds; duration an hour-and-a-half; reservations on 021 621 6727; cost CHF 50 + entry tickets.

Tour and Become the hero of your tour package
Accompanied by a guide, the schoolchildren discover the exhibition. Through a scavenger hunt, they are confronted with the fates of sporting heroes. They discuss problem situations that are put to them, and make choices that influence their route through the Museum. Who wants to be become a hero? For 12-16 year-olds; duration an hour-and-a-half; reservations on 021 621 6727; cost CHF 50 + entry tickets.
The World Games 2009 temporary exhibition
Until 26 July
This exhibition presents The World Games sports through life-size photographs showing the athletes in sporting action of the most varied kind. Photo gallery of the restaurant.

Jean-Blaise Evéquoz temporary exhibition
Until 2 August 2009
A team bronze medalist at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in 1976 in Montreal, Jean-Blaise Evéquoz is now a painter-artist.

The week’s events at The Olympic Museum
Saturday 4 July from 2 to 5 p.m.: 4th Mini-Stars Relay
As a preamble to the unmissable athletics meeting in Lausanne, Athletissima links up The Olympic Museum and the UBS to present the Mini-Stars Relay. Open to the masses, this competition consists of a 340m relay across the Olympic Park. The narrowness of the route requires respect for the other competitors and a great deal of fair play. Elimination races precede the grand final, which leads up to the podium.

Sunday 5 July at 11 a.m.: Shedding light on sports heroes guided tour
By Lucie Schoch, sociology researcher, Faculty of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Lausanne, scientific adviser of the Heroes exhibition. Included in the cost of the entry ticket.
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.