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Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique

Sculpture Garden of the Olympic Museum

Various sculptors
1980-2002

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Description

The park in front of the Olympic museum is a sculpture garden with many statues related to sport. In 2013, when we visited Lausanne, the museum and park was in reconstruction. Several statues were taken away for restauration and maintenance, others were placed temporarily. We could make photos of 15 sculptures, which we present here in alphabetical order of the title.

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1

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Altius

2

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Archer

3

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Citius-Altius-Fortius

4

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Cuirasse

Altius.
"Higher", the second word of the Olympic motto (see no. 3).

Gift to the IOC from the NOC of Luxembourg

Sculptor:
Lucien Wercollier, 1987

Archer
Gift to the IOC from the Russian NOC.

Sculptor:
Stanislav Golovanov, 1995

Citius-Altius-Fortius
Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger", the Olympic motto.

Sculptor:
Miguel Berrocal, 1992

Cuirasse / Cuirass

Signed: mitoraj
"Stamp" of the Fonderia d'Arte, Tesconi.

Sculptor:
Igor Mitoraj, 1980

5

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Diadoumenos

6

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Discobole

7

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Le Drapeau olympique

8

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Emergeant de la Terre

Diadoumenos / Diadumenos
("diadem-bearer")
The Diadumenos is the winner of an athletic contest at a games, still nude after the contest and lifting his arms to knot the diadem, a ribbon-band that identifies the winner (Wikipedia).
Gift to the IOC from the Hellenic NOC

Sculptor:
Polykleitos, 5th century BC,
bronze copy made by Praxitelis Tzanoulimos.

Discobole Finlandais / Finnish Discus Thrower
This statue won the gold medal at the Olympic Games of 1924. A copy of the statue is also in Athens.

Sculptor:
Konstantin Dimitriadis, 1924
bronze copy made by Stavros Georgopoulos

Le Drapeau olympique / Olympic flag

Steel olympic flag with two hockey sticks.

Gift to the IOC from the International Hockey Federation.

Sculptor:
Emilio Armengol, 1999.

Emergeant de la Terre / Emerging from the Earth

Don du Comité Olympique Japonais et de l'Association d'art sportif du Japon, avec le parrainage de la Fondation d'échange sportif Mizuno International et de Swissair en association avec le Musée "Open-Air" de Hakone

Signed: shiGeoKa 1996

Sculptor:
Kenji Shigeoka, 1996

9

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - La Gymnaste

10

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Jeune Fille à la Balle

11

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Lotura

12

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Les Lutteurs

La Gymnaste / The Gymnast

Gift from the Australian IOC.

Sculptor:
John Robinson, 1993.

Jeune Fille à la Balle / Girl with a Ball.

Signed: Botero

Sculptor:
Fernando Botero, 1989.

Lotura

Steel abstract sculpture.
"Lotura" is the Basque word for "Links".

Sculptor:
Eduardo Chillida, 1992.

Les Lutteurs / The Wrestlers

This sculpture by Manno won a silver medal in the art competitions of the Olympics Games in 1932

Gift from the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA)

Sculptor:
Miltiades Manno, 1932.
bronze copy made by Ibolya Török, 1996.

13

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Paavo Nurmi

14

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Olympia

15

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Dražen Petrović

16

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Porta Italica

Paavo Nurmi

Turku 1897 - Helsinki 1973
Finnish middle and long distance runner
(Wikipedia).

Copy of the statue in the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, other copy near the Helsinki stadium
Gift to the IOC from the Finnish NOC.

Sculptor:
Wäinö Aaltonen, 1925
copy of 1994.

Olympia - cyclistes / Olympia - Cyclists
Olimpia - Kerékpározók

Three racing cyclists. The five (!) wheels of the three bicycles form the Olympic symbol.

Gift to the IOC from the Hungarian NOC.

Sculptor:
Gábor Mihály, 1990.

Dražen Petrović

(Šibenik, Croatia 1964 - Denkendorf, Germany 1993)
Croatian basketball player
(Wikipedia).

Gift to the IOC from the Croatian NOC.

Sculptor:
Vasko Lipovac, 1995.

Porta Italica.

Second cast of the sculpture in the Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples), Agrigento, Sicily.
Signed: mitoraj 97 e.a. 1/2
"Stamp" of the Fonderia del Chiaro, Pietrosante. 206-218, 824-830

Sculptor:
Igor Mitoraj, 1997.

17

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - The Olympic Gateway

18

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Les Relayeuses

19

Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique - Emil Zátopek

 
Le Porte olympique / The Olympic Gateway

Gate surmounted by the headless figures of a musclebound man and a woman. Reduced copy of the sculpture in front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the 1984 Olympics were held.

Gift from the United States Olympic Committee.

Sculptor:
Robert Graham, 1984.

Les Relayeuses / Relay Runners

The work was designed for the Olympic Museum, opened in June 1993, at the occasion of the 100th session of the IOC. It was unveiled in 1988 in Seoul by Prince Albert of Monaco (source)

Gift of the Monegasque Olympic committee in memory of Prince Pierre de Monaco, member of the IOC (1950-1964). The sculpture is depicted on the Monegasque stamp for the Olympic Games of 1992.

Sculptor:
Emma de Sigaldi, 1988

Emil Zátopek

Kopřivnice 1922 - Praha 2000
Czech long-distance runner; won three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki (Wikipedia).

Gift to the IOC from the Czech NOC. The same statue is also in Prague in front of HQ of Czech Lottery Corporation Sazka (K Žižkovo).

Sculptor:
Jaroslav Brož, 2002.

 

Lausanne - Le jardin des sculptures de la Musée olympique

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Tags

  • Brož, Jaroslav
  • Chillida, Eduardo
  • Cyclist
  • Dimitriadis, Konstantin
  • Discus thrower
  • Discus thrower
  • Georgopoulos, Stavros
  • Golovanov, Stanislav
  • Graham, Robert
  • Gymnast
  • Head
  • Lipovac, Vasko
  • Man (nude)
  • Man (running)
  • Miltiades Manno
  • Mihály Gábor
  • Mitoraj, Igor
  • Nurmi, Paavo
  • Olympic rings
  • Petrović, Dražen
  • Polykleitos
  • Robinson, John
  • Runner
  • Shigeoka, Kenji
  • Sigaldi, Emma de
  • Statue
  • Török, Ibolya
  • Torso
  • Tzanoulinos, Praxitelis
  • Wercollier, Lucien
  • Woman (recumbent)
  • Wrestler
  • Zátopek, Emil
  • Locatie (N 46°30'29" - E 6°38'1")

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