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INSPIRE NEW GENERATIONS Donate your equipment

Make millions of children dream

The Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Games Athens 2004. © 2004 / Kishimoto / IOC / NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki.

Donate your sports equipment and make your contribution to the IOC’s cultural heritage!

International Olympic Committee Quai d’Ouchy 1 1006 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND Tel: +41 21 621 66 35 Fax: +41 21 621 65 12 Email: [email protected] www.olympic.org/museum 2

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Olympic Games Munich 1972: Günter Zahn of West Germany at the Opening Ceremony. © 1972 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / United Archives.

Athletes are at the heart of the Olympic Movement. By giving their sports equipment to the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Museum, they share a key moment of their history with the public. These objects bear witness to incredible achievements, extraordinary stories and intense emotions. They perpetuate the Olympic dream and embody the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship upheld by the athletes on the field of play and beyond. Thank you to the athletes of the world for making such a unique gift to us and helping to make thousands of visitors of all generations dream. IOC President Thomas Bach

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Olympic Games Munich 1972: John Akii-Bua of Uganda kisses the gold medal after winning the men’s 400m hurdles. © 1972 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / United Archives.

Welcome to the history of the Olympic Games

Be a part of the Olympic legend

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We are here to help you tell your amazing story and encourage youngsters to share in the Olympic values and ideals we all hold dear.

For athletes who make a donation the Games live on forever The item you donate is a witness of its time, the symbol of a Olympic adventure that possesses the power to inspire new generations through the cultural and educational programmes that the IOC runs at the Olympic Museum and around the world. Follow the lead taken by many Olympic legends and play your part in adding to a truly rich heritage, assembled during the course of 120 years of Olympism.

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A guarantee from the IOC Your equipment will be looked after with the utmost care in the best possible storage conditions, all with the aim of ensuring that our Olympic heritage is passed on to future generations.

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1) Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates victory in the men’s 100m. © 2008 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / JUILLIART, Richard. 2) Bolt’s vest on display in the permanent exhibition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. © 2013 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / LEUTENEGGER, Catherine. 3) Olympic Games Berlin 1936: Jesse Owens of the USA wins his heat in the men’s 200m. © 1936 / International Olympic Committee (IOC). 4) The running shoes worn by Owens in Berlin, on display in the permanent exhibition at the Olympic Museum. © 2013 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / LEUTENEGGER, Catherine.

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What can I donate to the IOC collections? • • •

Olympic Games London 2012: Chad Le Clos makes a donation to Francis Gabet, Director of the Olympic Museum, Lausanne. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MARTIN, Greg.

Among the items we value the most are: apparel worn in competition (shirts and vests, shoes, bibs, swimsuits, gloves, helmets etc.); equipment used in events (e.g. racquets, weapons, bicycles etc.); outfits worn at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

Olympic Games London 2012: South Africa’s Chad Le Clos enjoys his semi-final win in the men’s 200m butterfly. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / EVANS, Jason.

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• as part of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne; • in loans to partner museums, including the 30 members of the Olympic Museum Network; • as part of travelling exhibitions around the world; • in co-productions with world-renowned cultural institutions; • through educational programmes promoting Olympic values in Switzerland and abroad; • in digital publications (via the internet, social media or interactive documents).

A new life for your equipment There are many ways in which the valuable donations made by athletes can be displayed:

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1) A glimpse at the facilities used to store the equipment donated by Olympians. © 2016 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / GREGOIRE, Peter. 2) Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Carol Huynh of Canada celebrates her gold medal in the women’s wrestling. © 2008 / Getty Images.

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3) A Collection Department employee logs the leotard donated by US gymnast Nastia Liukin who won gold at Beijing 2008. © 2016 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / GREGOIRE, Peter. 4) Area dedicated to Canadian Olympic wrestler Carol Huynh at the Olympic Museum’s temporary exhibition: ‘Wrestling is a Sport for Girls Too’. © 2015 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / LEUTENEGGER, Catherine.

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1) Syque Quazi Caesar of Bangladesh donates an item of clothing to the IOC at the Olympic Games London 2012. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / JENNY, Claude. 2) Olympic fencing champion Sophie Lamon (SUI) donates some of her equipment to the IOC in 2011. © 2011 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / JUILLIART, Richard.

3) Ricardo Blas Junior (GUM) donates his clothing to the IOC at the Olympic Games London 2012. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / JENNY, Claude.

How to donate equipment Where? By appointment at the IOC Space in the Olympic Village, where a donation ceremony will be organised. We can also collect equipment from other sites, at your convenience.

Who? It is essential that you hand over your equipment to the IOC yourself, or via a trusted member of your team or delegation (e.g. your coach, agent, Chef de Mission etc.). When? At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, from 5 to 22 August. If you prefer, we can also contact you at a later stage to arrange a donation after the Games.

Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact our cultural heritage team: Tel (Lausanne): +41 21 621 66 35 Tel (Rio): +41 79 463 96 56 / +41 79 228 70 43 Email: [email protected] 12

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Share your experience! Relive your Olympic career!

Christopher “Words of Olympians” interview with Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / KING, Matthew.

Organised by the Olympic Museum, “Words of Olympians” is a project comprising a unique collection of video interviews with Olympic athletes past and present, including medallists and other competitors. By taking part in this extensive project, you will have the chance to speak about the various challenges you have faced in your life as an athlete: your early days in sport, your career, your life away from sport, and the contribution you wish to make to the heritage of the Olympic Games as an elite athlete.

The interview you give for the “Words of Olympians” project will be an invaluable contribution to the recounting of the Olympic story. It will become part of the IOC’s heritage collections and, with your agreement, will also be shared via a range of media at exhibitions, events and educational projects. Nearly 350 athletes of all ages and backgrounds have already shared their unique experiences as part of the “Words of Olympians” project.

Why not join them in the pantheon of Olympic heritage? Interviews take place during the Games. Do not hesitate to contact us: Tel: +41 79 446 88 58 Email: [email protected]

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Olympic Games London 2012: Michael Phelps clinches gold for the USA in the men’s 4x100m medley relay final. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / FURLONG, Christopher.

“Words of Olympians”

The IOC’s cultural heritage Treasures that help tell the Olympic story Possessing a stunning collection of historical archives, images and Olympic items, which is continually being added to thanks to athlete donations, the International Olympic Committee is the global custodian of the sporting, historical and artistic heritage of the Olympic Movement. The IOC’s heritage collections now include: 1

70,000 items 600,000 photos 40,000 hours of videos 52 restored Olympic films 15,000 hours of sound archives 1.5 km of historical archives 350 “Words of Olympians” interviews

2 1) The permanent exhibition at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne, 2014. © 2014 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / NESVADBA, Lydie. 2) A panoramic view of the Olympic Park and Lake Geneva from the Olympic Museum, 2014. © 2014 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / NESVADBA, Lydie.

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The Olympic Museum A marathon of emotions The Olympic Museum takes us into the 21st century. Boasting the latest technological innovations, it provides an insight into the Olympic Movement and transmits its values beyond the Games and the competitive arena. Housed in a superb, recently renovated building, it offers a range of new interactive experiences to youngsters, families, tourists, researchers, athletes and fans alike.

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne takes on a fresh dynamic every year: 10 exhibitions in 3,000m2 of refurbished exhibition space 50 interactive screens and 150 audiovisual devices dedicated to telling the story behind your items 30 off-site exhibitions and items loaned across the world More than 500,000 visitors!

1) The Olympic Cauldron and Jean Cardot’s statue of Pierre de Coubertin outside the main entrance of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. © 2013 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORATAL, Christophe. 2) The Olympic Museum permanent exhibition in 2015. © 2015 / International Olympic Committee (IOC) / LEUTENEGGER, Catherine.

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Olympic Games Beijing 2008: the ball used in the handball final, signed by the members of the France team that won the gold medal. © 2008 / International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Olympic Games London 2012: bib worn by Sweden’s Max Salminen, who won gold in the Star (keelboat) class. © 2012 / International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Olympic Games Beijing 2008: glove signed by boxing gold medallist Badar-Uugan Enkhbat of Mongolia. © 2008 / International Olympic Committee (IOC)

THE FLAME IS YOURS LET YOUR LEGACY LIVE ON  Thank you for your generous contribution!