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Lausanne, Vaud form new organisation to promote ‘Olympic Capital’ status

Image: City of Lausanne/Jean-Bernard Sieber

The City of Lausanne and Swiss Canton of Vaud have formed a new organisation which intends to better exploit the former’s status as the ‘Olympic Capital’.

The International Olympic Committee first moved from Paris to Lausanne in 1915, with the Swiss city officially designated the Olympic Capital in 1994 to coincide with the centenary of the IOC.

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