With the Games of the XXIX Olympiad due to take place in Beijing from 8-24 August 2008, the City of Lausanne, the Olympic Capital (called that because it is, as it were, headquarters for the Olympic management, the IOC), and Lake Geneva Region are launching a special promotion.
The campaign is ‘Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, and Lake Geneva Region greet Beijing 2008’. It will take place for the duration of the Games in the Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center.
The Olympic Museum will also have an event at the Swissôtel Beijing for the Lausanne, The Olympic Capital and Lake Geneva Region greets Beijing 2008 operation running from 1 to 27 August 2008.
There are two main parts.
The first part presents the dynamic Lake Geneva Region, where the IOC has been established since 1915. As
The second part is devoted to The Olympic Museum and the heritage of the Games with more than 100 items from the IOC’s collection.
Posters and memorabilia from the 1928 and 1948 Winter Games in St Moritz remind us that Switzerland has twice hosted the Winter Games.
The picture to the left is taken from a guest bedroom at the Beijing Hotel. The one at the top is, of course, a poster for the original games.