Sumary of Athens Gets a New Museum Dedicated to the Olympics:
- The Olympics, the biggest sporting event in the world, commands the attention of millions of viewers every four years..
- In March 2020, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee had released a joint statement declaring the postponement of the summer Olympics in Japan, due to the coronavirus pandemic..
- The museum, a member of The Olympic Museums Network, was designed in a minimalist style and is an excellent blend of displays from the ancient world with modern memorabilia..
- The space includes rich interactive audiovisual material and personal items, medals and souvenirs from previous Olympic Games..
- Former Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou was one among the numerous Greek Olympic and Paralympic athletes who donated personal items to the museum..
- Besides the wall-to-wall displays and video screens on the history of the ancient and modern Games, the museum also showcases all the flame relay torches used in the Olympics, beginning with the one Berlin used in 1936…