Message from the President
World Union of Olympic Cities President
Mr. Grégoire Junod
“Hosting the Olympic Games is a privilege and a huge challenge shared by only few cities around the World. The World Union of Olympic Cities is the only association which brings together the cities which has organized, or will organize the Olympic or Youth Olympic Games, both summer and winter. Joined together the Olympic Cities have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practices in order to improve and maintain the Olympic legacy within their cities, because the Olympic Games are not just 16 days of events and competitions; it can be a great opportunity for cities to develop projects and values.
With its new initiative the Smart Cities & Sport Summit organized in Lausanne, the Union now reaches out to cities of all sizes to share experiences and to learn from world class experts.
After last five years success, it will be my pleasure to again receive cities from all around the world to the Smart Cities & Sport Summit, on November 12-14, in Tokyo – Japan.”
President of the World Union of Olympic Cities
and Mayor of Lausanne