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Under the High Patronage of LEESWADTRAKUL KhunyingPatama
Member of the International Olympic Committee
Chair of the IOC Culture and Heritage Commission


23/25 June 2023 - Paris Charléty

11 private collectors, 2 sports and cultural institutions, an international delegation from China, will do us the honor of sharing their Olympic History, their legacy of the Games!

Hundreds of objects, documents, sometimes rare, but always impressive or moving will be presented:  rare books by Coubertin and DIDON (the inventor of the Olympic motto), torches, pins, competitors’ bibs, tickets, a 100-kilo dumbbell, stamps on tennis and rugby, postcards of stadiums,  medals, a nod to Tony ESTANGUET, mascots, always endearing mascots, videos, art and humorous drawings, unpublished photos…

14 looks, 14 shares on this legacy that the Olympic Games of the modern era have left us since 1896.

Each object tells a story and will transport you to the world of Olympic culture.

To discover...

  • The stages of the construction and renovation of the modern Olympic Games through the visionary writings of Baron Pierre de Coubertin (Richard ROUSSEL)
  • Medals for participants in the Games held in France, 1900-1992 (Mathieu GAVELLE)

  • Pictograms: The art of symbolic representation in sports (Aubry WILFRIED)

  • Rugby at the Olympic and Olympic Games (Dominique DIDIER)

  • Weightlifting at the Olympic Games (Stéphane HATOT)

  • Tennis at the Olympic Games (Jean-Pierre PICQUOT)

  • Summer and Winter Olympic Games ticket collections with competitors’ bibs (Catherine SALAÜN)

  • From Paris 1924 to Paris 2024: Travel in postcards, Tony ESTANGUET (Yannick SURZUR)

  • Olympic torches from 1936 to the present (Kader SI TAYEB)

  • Olympic medalists sketched by drawing art and humor (Roger VIERSOU)

  • Olympic culture in China through the pin (China Olympic Collectors Team)

  • Colombes: an Olympic city with its stadium and village (Museum of Art and History of Colombes)

  • The intimacy of the Paris 1924 Games in a photo album (French National Olympic and Sports Committee)

  • Olympic mascots: the face of the Games and their iconic objects (Christophe AIT-BRAHAM)

To do...

23/24 June: AICO International Festival of Olympic and Sports Literature

42 books, 10 magazines, 18 articles, 11 websites are in competition.

The public is invited to select their favorites in the different categories, and thus to participate in a draw to bring back very Olympic memories.


WOCF Paris 2023 flyer
23 June: International Olympism Day dedicated to Parisian schoolchildren

Classes from Paris schools are invited on the occasion of this special day to discover the exhibition and discover its treasures through a competition. (With the participation of the Mission Génération 2024 of  the Rectorate of the Academy of Paris).

Livre Delépine le Bel endormi
June 24, 2.30 p.m.: The Olympic Stadium of Colombes for the Paris 1924 Games, in the spotlight – Conference

Michael DELEPINE, Doctor in History and author of “Bel Endormi, l’Histoire du stade de Colombes”, will offer a conference on this historic Olympic site and will sign his book.

23/25 June: A selection of films and videos on sport and Olympism

The Fédération Internationale  de  Cinéma et de Télévision Sportive will present a selection of short videos on the values of sport and Olympism (AICO-FICST: Cultural Partners)

Free admission from 23 to 25 June 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stade Charléty – 1 avenue Pierre de Coubertin – 75013 Paris