Lausanne – International Olympic Capital

Fact of the Month
July 9, 2021

As the summer Olympic games in Tokyo are approaching, we would like to dedicate this month’s post to Lausanne, the International Olympic Capital.

Lausanne is known for being home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a century now. Furthermore, the city hosts over 50 international sports federations.

For example the association of IOC recognised international sports federations (Sport Accord) and the International Swimming Federation (FINA) are located in Lausanne.

The third youth Olympic games where held in Lausanne in 2020 making the Olympic Capital an Olympic City.

Finally, the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sports, which rules on most sport related disputes, are also based in Lausanne.

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