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, 29 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.
Smart Cities & Sport
Smart Cities and Sport is an initiative of the World Union of Olympic Cities. It offers an online platform to cities around the world interested in sharing and learning about the smart strategies to effectively connect cities and sport.
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).