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Olympic artefacts to be displayed during London 2012

10th May 2011

A huge collection of Olympic artefacts is to go on display during the London Games next year, it has been confirmed.

The Royal Opera House will host an exhibition between July 27th and August 12th 2012, showcasing memorabilia from every modern Games, beginning with the Athens Olympics in 1896.

This will include every medal from all 26 Games between 1896 and 2008, as well as examples of what next year's victorious athletes will be presented with.

Other artefacts include the Olympic torches from every Games since 1936, as well as a large selection of photos and films of some of the greatest athletes and performances normally housed at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Francis Gabet, director of the Olympic Museum, said the London exhibition will 'set a new benchmark' for what is expected of host cities.

'Exhibits from the Olympic Museum have been displayed in different Olympic host cities before, but this exhibition is particularly exciting. It is much more ambitious and will truly bring the Olympic spirit to London,' he added.

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