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16 Great Olympians profiled in The Olympic Journey

A free 'experience' at the Royal Opera House will tell the story of sportsmen and women including Sir Steve Redgrave and Kelly Holmes.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 July 2012 at 12.38pm | 3 Comments

The personal stories of 16 great Olympians including Steve Redgrave, Olga Korbut, Balbir Singh, Kelly Holmes, Jesse Owens, Elana Meyer and Aleksandr Karelin will be featured as part of The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games, a unique and free experience at the ROH during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The experience will showcase incredible artifacts and images from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, telling the story of the Olympic Games from Ancient Greece to the 21st century. Sixteen athletes will have their inspiring stories told through interviews, historic footage and photographs.

Further information on the athletes, and a trailer, is available at

The experience will be open to the public from Saturday 28 July until Sunday 12 August. Entry is free and cannot be booked in advance. To find out more details and plan your visit have a look at the ROH pages for The Olympic Journey.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 July 2012 at 12.38pm

This article has been categorised Exhibition, Off stage and tagged London 2012, Olympic Journey

This article has 3 comments

  1. Terry Deary responded on 18 July 2012 at 5:05pm Reply

    Great, now I know what to put in my next book. LOL

  2. Raga responded on 31 July 2012 at 9:47pm Reply

    Made special arrangements to see this exhibition on 31st July afternoon. Turned up at ROH. No entry. No explanation.Our Olympic Journey never began. Meanwhile ROH website was promoting it. What's going on ?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 1 August 2012 at 12:14pm

      Hi Raga

      Sorry to hear that you missed out. Tuesday 31 July was the one planned early closing of the Olympic Journey, and we flagged this up on Twitter and our page for The Olympic Journey: Each of the blog posts links to our Olympic Journey page and this is the best source of information for opening hours. Hope that you are able to come along to the exhibition before it closes on 12 August.

      Best wishes


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