35th Olympic Week - 11-15 October 2015

11 October - 15 October 2015

Olympic Week offers 40 or so free sporting and cultural activities set up by The Olympic Museum, on the lakeside at Ouchy, in the Olympic Park and the Elysée college, for 8-15-year-olds and their families, during the first week of the October half-term.

. Summer Olympic Sports
Archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing NEW, fencing, gymnastics, golf, handball, judo, rowing, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting

. Winter Olympic Sports: Biathlon, bobsleigh

. Recognised Sports by the IOC: Billiards, climbing, orienteering, roller

. Other sports: Broomball, cheerleading, diabolo, american football, Generation Games NEW, Nordic walking, inline hockey, slackline NEW

. Sports and Olympism: Let’s meet an athlete

. Beyond sport: McDonald’s airbrush makeup, road prevention, Get Active! Interactive exhibition NEW,  active break, TOM TV News

Some history

Since the start of the 1980s, this event has been inviting young people from the Olympic Capital to discover different sports, thanks to sports clubs in the Lausanne region.
Olympic Week was launched under the impetus of the then-IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

From being simply a presentation of Lausanne’s sports clubs in the town centre, since the opening of The Olympic Museum in Ouchy in 1993, the event has offered energetic and exciting activities led by committed team leaders.
From a few hundred participants at the outset, Olympic Week now gets more than 5,000 young people moving at each of its increasingly diverse editions.

Active holidays near home

This success is certainly thanks to the fact that Olympic Week takes place during the school holidays. What could be better for parents than knowing that their children are busy playing sport and making interactive discoveries in a car-free zone, guided by team leaders specialised in their fields? And what’s more, the activities are free and all the equipment is provided!

From the heart…

It is also successful thanks to people’s generosity, as the 150 team leaders, as well as the 120 “TOM volunteers” supporting the event, and the Samaritans, all work for free. These people are there to guarantee that all goes perfectly smoothly.
They give their time, knowledge and smiles for the whole five days!

Just sign up!

It’s easy to participate - just fill in a form:

- Use the online form (the online registration are now closed)

- Or send us back the registration form sent to your home if you are a regular, or the form you received in school, to semaine.olympique@olympic.org

- Or on site during the event, with the consent of your parents or legal guardian - go to the “Informations-Inscriptions” stand.

Accreditation provides access to all the activities throughout the week, using the same principle as at a theme park. It’s totally up to you, with your friends if you’re coming as a group, how you plan your day, depending on your own tastes, skills and wishes.

What’s on the programme this year?
Sport, as usual, and this year explored from the point of view of a sports journalist or athlete; and health, with the “GET ACTIVE!” exhibition.

Full programme and map (only in French)

Have you got any more questions?
Contact us by email at semaine.olympique@olympic.org or by telephone on 021 621 66 18.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the 35th Olympic Week. Go and get your shorts on!