Lausanne, Olympic Capital
Lausanne is the Olympic Capital, to say it is THE Olympic Capital is not bragging. It is a fact: there is only one Olympic Capital.
Lausanne is the Olympic Capital, to say it is THE Olympic Capital is not bragging. It is a fact: there is only one Olympic Capital, in the same way that Paris, London and Berlin are the only capitals of their respective countries. When Juan Antonio Samaranch gave this title to Lausanne in 1994, he did so because he believed that, if it was to be the universal embodiment of the values he defended, the Olympic Movement needed to have a clear territorial expression, a place recognised by all as the repository of these values. And he chose Lausanne.
For a century the International Olympic Committee has found on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Lausanne, a place of welcome from where it can function as the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement.
Capitale to visit
Lausanne has a variety of excursions and visits to sites, buildings, and other monuments which are related to the Olympic Movement and are indicative of its status.
Pierre de Coubertin and Lausanne
The informations below are from the brochure created by Jean-Loup Chappelet for the 150th birthday of Pierre de Coubertin who lived in Lausanne for a large part of his life.
International sports federations and organisations
The City of Lausanne regards itself as the point of contact for international sports federations and organisations wishing to establish their headquarters here.
Beacon of academic excellence in sport management
Over the years, thanks to the presence of the IOC and numerous international sport federations, Lausanne has become the administrative capital of sport.
World Union of Olympic Cities
The World Union of Olympic Cities has been created by the city of Athens, host of the Ist and XXVIIIth Olympiad and the city of Lausanne, the Olympic Capital.
Congress, Seminars and Incentives
Lausanne plays host to numerous gatherings connected with the Olympic movement and sport: international conferences, seminars, committees.