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SWING! A new exhibition celebrating golf in The Olympic Games

To mark the return of golf to The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after a 112-year absence, a special exhibition is being held at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

Sarazen 1941
Sarazen 1941

Swing! will premiere on 9 December 2015 and run until 31 January 2016 at the museum in Switzerland. The new exhibition celebrates golf’s Olympic heritage from the two Games at which it was played, in Paris in 1900 and St Louis in 1904.

Laid out in the design of a golf course with six “holes”, the exhibition offers visitors a “walk through” of the course and helps them to discover everything they want to know about the sport before the upcoming Games: golf’s origins, the equipment, the Rules, the best-known courses, the great champions and golf at The Olympic Games.

The interactive exhibition features quizzes to test visitors’ knowledge of golf and a special putting challenge.

After Lausanne, the exhibition will move on to the Olympic golf course’s fan zone in Rio de Janeiro from 11 to 20 August 2016. Following the Games, it will be shown in different places around the world, including the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum (USA), the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, the USGA (USA) and Golf Canada (Canada).

Swing! was created by The Olympic Museum in partnership with the International Golf Federation (IGF).

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. For more information visit: