Exhibition of Hungarian Olympic history opens at Millenáris

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Rita Kőbán, two-time Olympic champion sprint canoer at the exhibition.

The renewed Millenáris is hosting a unique Hungarian Olympic history exhibition entitled "Our World Champions - 177 Fabulous Victories" until October 10.

More than 300 iconic objects, including 71 gold medals, flags, diplomas, personal items related to the victories and sports equipment are on display in the Glass Hall. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events, where visitors will be able to enjoy cultural experiences and, of course, take part in the sport of their choice.

"It is both wonderful and eerie to experience when individual effort and sacrifice can lift not just one person or team to the top of the podium, but an entire nation," said Virág Dankó, executive director of Millenáris, at the opening ceremony.

"If we want to be proud of Hungarian sport, of Hungary's great achievements, we only need to think back to the past Olympics, to the 177 gold medals, 151 silver medals, and 174 bronze medals that Hungarian sport can claim, which means more than 500 medals. Any major country would be proud of this achievement, with the possible exception of the Americans and the Chinese. Hungary is a sporting superpower! A country of 10 million and a nation of 15 million is a sporting superpower! So many individual stories, so many extraordinary achievements, so many moments that truly unite an entire nation, regardless of borders. So we can only wish that this story continues," said Gergely Gulyás, the Minister of the Prime Minister's Office.

The organizers' objectives include education and the promotion of sporting competitions. Visitors can expect mental and physical challenges and interactive elements at the "Champion Academy".  

The "Wall of Champions" outdoor installation will be on display at the main entrance of Millenáris from the beginning of August, following the Tokyo Olympics, displaying the names and achievements of medal-winning Hungarian competitors.

The "Hungarian Coaches in the World" exhibition presents Hungarian coaches who have achieved success abroad and tells exciting or surprising stories about legends who are less known in Hungary. The exhibition will be on display free of charge in the summer of 2021 in Széllkapu Park's Hanging Garden.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the free Millenáris Park of Champions program until August 23, which will include the Magyarock Lounge, an Olympic meeting point for fans, where they can take part in a series of special and exciting discussions, analyses, and encounters with experts, former and current athletes. The Film Club, which will be launched there as well, will feature legendary sports films and surprise guests for young and old alike.
 
A special cultural event will be held on July 24, revolving around Tokyo, the host city of this year's Olympics. The programs will feature martial arts demonstrations, a Japanese drum concert and gastronomic specialties.

From July 23 to August 8, visitors can also contribute to the success of a record attempt with the "Cycle With us to Tokyo" program. Organizers are adding up total distance cycled in the park by participants, looking to rack up enough kilometers to cover the distance between Budapest and Tokyo.

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