Olympic Museum receives ‘Karate Wall’ to commemorate Karate’s Olympic debut

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne (Switzerland) has received an artwork denominated “Karate Wall” to celebrate the Olympic debut of Karate and to honour the wide history of the sport.

Created by renowned artist Jens Lorenzen and commissioned by the German Karate Federation President Wolfgang Weigert, the artwork was delivered and donated to the Olympic Museum in an event that had the participation of IOC President Thomas Bach.

The ceremony was attended by the German Karate Federation President Wolfgang Weigert, IOC President Thomas Bach, the Director of the Olympic Museum Angelita Teo, the Collection Manager of the Olympic Museum Patricia Reymond, German Karate Federation Ambassador of integration Prof. Dr Ernes Erko Kalac, and artist Jens Lorenzen.

A three-part exhibition of 1.40 x 1.00 meters per display, the “Karate Wall” represents the debut of Karate in the Olympic Games in an appealing visual manner.

Source and image: www.wkf.net

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