Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker has donated the first piece of official New Zealand team uniform to the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In Lausanne for the International Olympic Women in Sport awards ceremony, Walker was thrilled to donate her official PEAK London 2012 Olympic Tracksuit adding a New Zealand Olympic garment to the extensive collection of international sports memorabilia.
Im so proud to see the black PEAK tracksuit I wore on the podium in London, emblazoned with the silver fern, here at the incredible Olympic Museum in Lausanne, she said. Its just fantastic to know so many people from all around the world will be reminded of just what New Zealand achieves on the world stage.
The PEAK tracksuit presentation was the final stage in a busy trip for the New Zealand BMX rider having spent time earlier in the day speaking to young members of a local Swiss BMX club about her experiences in sport.
Following the gifting, Walker joined celebrations in Lausanne for the presentation of the 2015 World Women in Sport awards.
The Olympic Museum is situated alongside the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The Museums extensive collections include items from all over the world, spanning the period from ancient times to the present day. The addition of Walkers PEAK New Zealand Team Tracksuit is a positive step towards recognising New Zealand Olympians and their efforts on the Olympic stage.
The Olympic Museum first opened to the public in 1993, attracting almost 200,000 visitors each year. It was closed for refurbishment in 2012 and following two years of renovation work the Olympic Museum now has an additional 1,000m2 of exhibition space.
In total, more than 3.5 million visitors have visited the museum to experience the magic of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.London 1908 Olympic Summer Games Sarah Walker Cycling - BMX