A unique complex that brings together under one roof several of the leading players in international sports administration, notably the headquarters of thirty or so international sports federations and organisations and some twenty companies active in the field of sport.
Strategically positioned on the Avenue de Rhodanie, by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Maison du Sport International (MSI – the “Home of International Sport”), officially opened on June 23rd 2006, and comprises a reception building and three office blocks, forming a modern, welcoming and functional complex in a prime location.
Apart from 5’500 m2 of office space, the building provides conference rooms, a cafeteria and a gym.
A remarquable working tool
This new infrastructure, owned in equal parts by the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and the IOC, constitutes a remarkable opportunity for international Sports Federations, allowing them to work together, cultivate contacts, share experience and exploit synergies. What is more, it further reinforces the status of «Lausanne, Olympic Capital».
Study: economical impact of the presence of ISF
The City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud lead for years a public policy of welcoming international sports federations and organizations.
Both communities have repeatedly asked the Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) to measure the economic impact of the presence of these international sports federations and organizations on the Swiss soil.
You can, from this page, download a summary and the full text of these studies that quantify these benefits to more than 1.07 billion per year and more than 2,150 jobs created in the Lake Geneva according to the latest version of this study published in April 2015.
Economical study of ISF from 2008 to 2013
Economical study of ISF from 2004 to 2007
Seminars and congresses aimed at ISF
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. One of the services provided relates to training.
Within this framework, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud have since 2005 offered employees of international sports organisations based in the region the opportunity to participate in ongoing training seminars on diverse topics related to sports management. The subjects covered in these seminars, such as knowledge sharing, interaction between organisations and the creation of synergies among them, largely meet the expectations of the participants.