New donation to the Olympic Museum

08 Feb 2007

After the donation last autumn of a long white 3D dress representing Turin, designed by Atelier Moschino, worn by the standard-bearer of the Italian delegation at the XX Olympic Winter Games, a new donation has just been made to the Olympic Museum by the Turin Organising Committee (TOROC).

Costumes and medals

This is another standard-bearer’s dress by Moschino, a red outfit from the sparks of passion, icons of the ceremonies which symbolised passion, speed and rhythm, other costumes from the Closing Ceremony and two sets of official medals of these Games. The donation was made at the IOC headquarters in the presence of IOC President Jacques Rogge, IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch and TOROC President Valentino Castellani.

A year has passed already…

In two days, it will be one year since the opening of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin. Record participation, record audiences, excellent quality of competitions, spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a mix of magic and very Italian passion – everything came together to make these Games a real success.

An Opening Ceremony full of symbols

At the Opening Ceremony, we remember the dove of peace symbolising the Olympic Truce. In his speech to the IOC Executive Board in Kuwait last November, Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for these Games, said, “The image resulting from this moment is extremely strong, that is, the representation of peace through the Olympic rings by means of an athletic performance.”

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