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The Olympic museum is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is operated by the International Olympic Comitee.
Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay The 2008 Olympic Torch Relay takes place from March 25 to August 8, 2008. At first the torch will get lit by the sun rays at a special ceremony in Olympia/Greece. Afterwards it is brought to Beijing to start a journey through the whole world. Most of the time the torch is carried by runners. Locations of Summer Olympic Games Locations of Winter Olympic Games Locations of Summer Paralympic Games Adidas headquarters The Adidas AG was founded in 1949 in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Adidas is one of the largest sportswear companies in the world. Nike Headquarters The Nike Inc. Headquarters are located near Portland in Oregon. Nike was founded in 1972. Hughes H4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" The "Spruce Goose" is a very heavy flying boat designed and built by the "Aviator" Howard Hughes. It's the largest aircraft ever built but unfortunately just a prototype. The construction of the plane was featured in the film "The Aviator" (2004) At the moment the plane's home is the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Locations of Winter Paralympic Games IOC headquarters The headquarters of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) are located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gumball 3000 (August 2008) The Gumball 3000 (3000 miles) is an international rally (Motto "It's not a Race, It's a Rally") on public roads. The event takes place every year since 1999. In August 2008 the organizers celebrate their 10th anniversary. Start is in San Francisco with checkpoints in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, a flight to Nanjing (China) and Shanghai. Goal is Beijing where the Olympic Games take place. Guggenheim Museen Der Industrielle Solomon R. Guggenheim gründete 1937 eine Stiftung, um moderne Kunst zu fördern. Aktuell gibt es weltweit fünf Museen, die eine der wichtigsten Sammlungen des späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts beheimaten. Das Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York wurde vom berühmten Architekten Frank Lloyd Wright erbaut. Das Guggenheim Abu Dhabi wird 2011-2012 fertiggestellt sein. The world's first McDonald's restaurant The world's first McDonald's restaurant opened on April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Now the restaurant is operated as a museum and store. Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Venues of the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. The Games are held from August 8 - 24, 2008. Info: The Sailing events and the Equestrian events take place outside of Beijng (Qingdao and Hong Kong) and are not listed on the map. Puma headquarters The Puma AG was founded in 1948 in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Puma is one of the largest sportswear companies in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum in Thal Das Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum befindet sich im Geburtshaus von Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thal bei Graz. Arnold Schwarzenegger, erfolgreicher Boldybuilder, Schauspieler und US-Amerikanischer Politiker wurde hier am 30. Juli 1947 geboren. Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds is a museum in London (since 1835) that is famous for its realisitc wax sculptors of celebrities/politicians/musicians. Nowadays Madame Tussauds has branches around the world (Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Washington DC, Berlin, Hollywood, Vienna). Vancouver Olympics 2010 (GE Tour) This is a Google Earth tour of the "2010 Olympic Venues". View it in GE 3D mode http://www.glotter.com/entry-2482-earth and press the Play-button to enter the 2:33 min tour. Rocky Steps and Rocky Sculpture This map the shows the Rocky Statue from Rocky III and the famous "Rocky Steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where Sylvester Stallone runs up to the song "Gonna Fly Now" composed by Bill Conti. Solar Impluse: Across America Itinerary The first leg of the 2013 Across America mission flights was a success! Flown by Bertrand Piccard, the flight from San Francisco (CA) to Phoenix (AZ) went smoothly. The final leg of the mission flights, connecting Washington D.C. to New York, will be undertaken by André Borschberg. Itinerary: from San Francisco (California) to Phoenix (Arizona), to Dallas (Texas) to Saint Louis (Missouri) ending in Washington D.C. and New York City Follow the team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/solarimpulse Dubai Sports City Dubai Sports City in Dubailand is the world's first "Sports City" which will site venues, sporting academies and other sports facilities. The entire project will be completed in 2010.