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2 July

19:00 to 21:30

Olympic Museum, Quai d’Ouchy 1, Lausanne




Welcome reception at Olympic Museum, Lausanne (sponsored by Johnson&Johnson)

Ever wanted to hold an Olympic torch? This might be as close as you’ll ever get. At the Olympic Museum, you can get close to the torches from every one of the modern games. You can relive your favorite moments on video, and discover the equipment of famous Olympic athletes. The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee, will host all WCSJ2019 participants for a Welcome Reception on one of the most beautiful terraces overlooking Lake Geneva. This event will be sponsored by Johnson & Johnson (J&J).


The reception also features the announcement of the finalists and winner of the European Science Journalist of the Year 2019. This annual Award celebrates the work of a journalist who promotes excellence and creativity in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) journalism. The Association of British Science Writers coordinates the Award, with support from J&J Innovation. The Award will be presented by Seema Kumar, J&J’s Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication.


During the reception, participants will have also discover the products of cutting-edge start-ups active in the field of innovation and technology in sports that will have taken part in THE SPOT, an international event organized by ThinkSport, and taking place in May. Among these start-ups is GaitUp, which combines sensors, algorithms and biomechanics to provide world leading motion analysis ( Be.Care uses an innovative methodology based on algorithms that use heart rate variability as the starting point for assessing health status ( Gomixfit merges science, data and technology to deliver all the nutrients you need in the form of a daily drink, transforming personal nutrition from routine to real time ( More start-ups will be added.


Welcome Reception, 2 July 2019, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Olympic Museum, Quai d’Ouchy 1, Lausanne

Free entry only on presentation of your WCSJ2019 badge

Time: Museum open from 6pm, Official opening of the reception: 7:20pm

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