Gallery 4: Hall of Athletes
The “Hall of Athletes” is a celebration of sporting heroes from around the world. Here visitors can meet heroes, old and new, and be inspired and amazed by their journeys and achievements. Across three floors, this gallery profiles 90 athletes from across the world and the 20th and 21st centuries, representing a wide range of international sports. Included is a series of eye-catching displays, each focusing on a different athlete, along with informative text as well as intriguing or awe-inspiring objects (both historic and replicas).
The themes of passion, drive and determination resonate from these stories of trailblazing women and men who were the first of their country, religion, gender, age or ethnicity to compete and to win share themes of passion, drive and determination. Athletes who have overcome great challenges to succeed, athletes whose reputations transcend their sports and whose public images have become powerful symbols, are represented in the “Hall of Athletes.”
Historic and replica objects include large-scale items, such as a bobsleigh, and a Formula 1 car, which are featured in Gallery 4 along with dramatic life-size images and exciting video content.
The sounds of high-octane sports events convey the drama and thrills of lives lived on the world stage of sport. Through the lens of local fans and sports enthusiasts, the audiovisual experience in the gallery shows the inspiration and meaning that these athletes' stories and achievements can have in our everyday lives.