Lausanne and the Olympic Museum
Lausanne, capital of the canton of Vaud, is also the Olympic capital and seat of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic Museum was revamped in 2013, almost doubling their exhibition area, and now welcomes renewed and redesigned exhibitions providing the best conditions to discover the Olympic ideal. The Olympic Museum honors the men and women who strive to make the Olympic Games a symbol of international sports. These include athletes, to be sure, but also creators, architects, and volunteers who commit to organising this event every two years. Three exhibition floors will take you on a multidimensional journey of Olympism: the Olympic universe, the Games and the Olympic spirit. Over 1000 objects and 150 screens combine to provide an immersive and vivid tour.
Outside, the Olympic Park provides a unique walk. Take the time to climb up the steps to the Museum via the grand staircase and admire the sculptures of major contemporary artists such as Nikki de Saint Phalle and Antoni Tapies. Take a stroll along the green terraces overlooking the Quai d’Ouchy and enjoy magnificent views of the Alps and the nearby lake.
During the SSL Lake Grand Slam, the Star Sailors League is proud to partner with the Olympic Museum, where the opening ceremony and press conference will be held, allowing spectators to discover the SSL and the athletes that are part of it. In addition, a special exhibition will be set up at the Olympic Museum, bringing together a fine collection of Olympic memorabilia related to the world of sailing. On this occasion, athletes who so wish will donate a souvenir of their Olympic experience. Following the press conference, a ceremony will be held to thank the athletes for their generosity. Afterwards, to culminate the inauguration, SSL athletes will be invited to cut the red tape.