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. Lausanne, Olympic Capital since 1994, is very proud to have hosted the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee since Baron Pierre de Coubertin requested it in 1915.
The Olympic Movement is run and administered from Lausanne, also home to various services related to the IOC and most notably to its splendid Museum, the International Council of Arbitration for Sport, Olympic Solidarity and the Centre for Olympic Studies.
We are fortunate enough to have more international sports organisations and federation headquarters than any other region in the world. The City of Lausanne and its region are home to 25 sports federations, the vast majority of which represent disciplines on show at the Olympic Games: gymnastics, cycling, archery, table tennis, fencing, boxing, equestrian sports, rowing and indeed figure skating. These international institutions thus benefit from the geographical proximity of the Olympic institutions and the ease of contact with those in charge of them.
Such a concentration of major players in world sport in our region has a significant impact in terms of economy, tourism and image. A recent study, ordered by the City of Lausanne, the State of Vaud and the IOC, conducted by the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS), estimates the spin-off economic benefits of the presence of the international sport federations and organisations on Swiss, Vaud and Lausanne soil. Totalling 2'150 job, this sector generates over 1.07 billions per year, among them 550 millions in the State of Vaud and 250 million only in Lausanne.
The authorities in the Canton of Vaud and those of the City of Lausanne, have worked closely to create conditions specifically designed to welcome international organisations related to sport.
Maison du Sport International
A unique complex that brings together under one roof several of the leading players in international sports administration.
Etude: retombées économiques de la présence des FSI
La Ville de Lausanne et le Canton de Vaud mènent depuis plusieurs années une politique publique d'accueil des fédérations et organisations sportives internationales.
Séminaires et congrès adressés aux FIS
Over the course of several years, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud have created a succession of conditions to help sports federations established in their region.