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Brand-new IOC headquarters opens its doors to the public
Lausanne residents, visitors to the Canton of Vaud, Olympic Games fans and those who are simply curious will all be able to explore Olympic House on Friday 13 September from 5 to 8 pm and on Saturday 14 September from 10 am to 5 pm. The new IOC headquarters, hailed as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, was inaugurated on 23 June 2019 and will now open its doors to the public on the occasion of the 2019 European Heritage Days.
Visitors will be welcomed in the reception by the statue of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, produced by Swiss sculptor Vincent Du Bois, before they take in the exhibition on Olympic House on the lower level of the headquarters. Videos featuring highlights of the construction of the building will be shown on giant screens; while visitors will be able to share their experience in real time on social networks, thanks to the use of the #OlympicHouse hashtag.
Guided tours will be organised every 15 minutes (registration is on-site), allowing groups of 20 people to explore the upper levels and workspaces at the IOC, from the meeting rooms to the office of IOC President Thomas Bach.
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