Credit: © VdL Photothèque / Eric Jaerling

Tuesday 9 July 2024 marked the vernissage of a new exhibition in Luxembourg City dedicated to the Grand Duchy's female athletes at the Olympic Games over the years.

The 2024 Summer Olympics will begin in Paris, France on Friday 26 July and will keep sports fans around the world in suspense for three weeks. The City of Luxembourg recalled that exactly 100 years ago, in 1924, female athletes from Luxembourg took part in the Olympic Games for the first time. In this context, the National Council of Women of Luxembourg (CNFL) is presenting the exhibition "Les sportives luxembourgeoises aux Jeux Olympiques depuis 1924" (Luxembourg sportswomen at the Olympic Games since 1924), produced in collaboration with Luxembourg's Ministry for Gender Equality and the ministerial department of sport as well as under the patronage of the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL).

The aim is to recognise all women in the world of sport and give them the respect they deserve, while providing a broader platform for women's sport.

The exhibition features fifteen panels presenting the 35 Luxembourg female athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games since 1924. It also presents the history and evolution of women's sport in Luxembourg since its beginnings in 1909 and paints a portrait of the pioneers of the Luxembourg sports movement. The City of Luxembourg noted that these 35 women have demonstrated "tireless sporting commitment at a high level" and "deserve admiration and respect". In addition, these portraits can serve as role models for young girls and inspire younger generations in their respective sports.

The opening (vernissage) of the exhibition took place at Cercle Cité in Place d'Armes in the presence of members of the City of Luxembourg's College of Aldermen and CNFL officials on Tuesday 9 July 2024. The exhibition is open to the public from 9 July to 2 August 2024, Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00. It is on display partly at the Lëtzebuerg City Bibiliothèque and partly in the Cercle Cité hall at the entrance to the library in Place d'Armes (3 Rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg). Free entry.