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.
The Union is a non-profit association and its headquarters are based in Lausanne, home to the headquarters of International Olympic. Currently, 36 cities are members of the association
Message from the President, the Mayor of Lausanne
“Hosting the Olympic Games is a privilege and a huge challenge shared by only few cities around the World and the World Union of Olympic Cities is the only association which brings them together.”
Message from the IOC President
"The World Union of Olympic Cities plays an important role in sustaining the dialogue between past and future Olympic Host Cities."
Goals & Members
The goals of the World Union of Olympic Cities are to facilitate an effective dialogue between former and future host cities, to ensure the continued positive impact of the Olympic Games.
10-12 October 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland
Smart Cities & Sport Summit
Organized by the World Union of Olympic Cities, the conferences are dedicated to representatives of cities, regions and countries around the world interested in learning more about effective and smart strategies that connect sport and cities.
10 October 2016, Lausanne - Switzerland
Annual Meeting of the World Union of Olympic Cities
The Annual Meeting of the World Union of Olympic Cities is exclusively reserved to Olympic Cities and is organized in strong collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).