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. Acting as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family.
Lausanne, a vibrant city made for sport
Lausanne is a young city which moves to the rhythm of many different sporting and cultural events, a city of discreet charm. Set amidst breath-taking natural surroundings it captivates natives and visitors alike.
History: The origines of the Olympic capital
In 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin chose Lausanne as the base for the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Centenaire du CIO
L’année 2015 marque un anniversaire important pour Lausanne et le CIO, doublement important même! Par le nombre de bougies soufflées, tout juste 100, autant que par l’événement concerné.