The Olympic Museum Podcast
What is the A la Croisée des Jeux podcast?
The Olympic Museum has released its first podcast series: A la Croisée des Jeux (At the Crossroads of the Games).
A la Croisée des Jeux, the series that brings sport and culture together, exploring the influence of the Olympic Games on you, on us, on our imaginations and on society, produced by The Olympic Museum.
We have launched our first podcast series to promote The Museum’s programmes more broadly, hear from various prominent figures and contributors, and connect with a diverse range of audiences.
Episode 1: A la Croisée des Jeux/Stéphane Beaujean: Sports manga and Japanese society (1/2)
The Olympic Museum chats to Stéphane Beaujean, the Curator of the Sport X Manga exhibition. Stéphane provides an introduction to sports manga, the values associated with it and the impact it has had on sports practice in Japan.
Episode 2: A la Croisée des Jeux/Stéphane Beaujean: Sports manga and Japanese society (2/2)
The Olympic Museum continues its conversation with Stéphane Beaujean. Stéphane discusses how manga went from being a national phenomenon to a global one, and talks about the sports manga boom and the crossover between the Olympic Games and manga.
Episode 3: A la Croisée des Jeux/Georges Baumgartner: Tokyo and the Olympic Games: history and challenges (1/3)
The Olympic Museum speaks to Georges Baumgartner, an extremely well-known figure in French-speaking Switzerland, for his personal take on Tokyo 2020 and the challenges of staging the Games in a pandemic.
Episode 4: A la Croisée des Jeux/Georges Baumgartner: Tokyo and the Olympic Games: history and challenges (2/3)
The Japan of Tokyo 2020 looks nothing like the country that hosted the first Olympic Games to be held in Asia, 57 years ago. Tokyo, chosen to stage this international event, was to symbolise the country’s renewal. Let’s hear about what the Japanese capital was like in 1964, in the company of Georges Baumgartner.
Episode 5: A la Croisée des Jeux/Georges Baumgartner: Tokyo and the Olympic Games: history and challenges (3/3)
The relationship between Japan and the Olympic Games goes back a long way, and began with one sport in particular: judo. It was with this martial art that Japan made its name on the international sporting stage. In this third episode in the company of Georges Baumgartner, we take a look at sport in Japan and its history by examining the strong link between judo and the Games.
To read more about the content of these podcasts, check out the TOM blog: https://blog-tom.com/category/podcast-a-la-croisee-des-jeux-en/