International sport

The presence of the OIC and its various organisations in a privileged position enjoying a top geostrategic location in Lausanne has encouraged several other international sporting federations to locate their head offices and administrative staff in the city as well. While contributing to the process of putting sport on a more international footing in Lausanne, these federations benefit from the physical proximity of the Olympic institutions and the ready access this provides to the relevant contacts.

The canton of Vaud today plays host to 36 federations and 19 international sporting organisations, including the European Athletics Association (EAA), the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA), most of which have their headquarters in Lausanne.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has its headquarters in Nyon and the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Aigle.