The Canton of Vaud is an open-air stadium for sports fans. The canton, which is also a major venue for international sports events, is proud to offer athletes of all levels the ideal conditions to practice their discipline.

Sports and thrills for all

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The Canton of Vaud’s vast regional variety offers a fantastic playground to fans of physical activities and thrills. Snow and water sports, hiking, dancing, cycling, canyoning  and paragliding: this huge comprehensive offer will delight the young and not so young, both in summer and in winter. As a proof that the canton of Vaud is the perfect place for cycling, the International Cycling Union awarded it the UCI Bike Region label in September 2022, in recognition of the efforts made to develop this discipline.

An Olympic canton

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Important decisions that have influenced the world of sport have been made here for more than a century. Nearly 60 international sports federations and organisations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have their headquarters in Lausanne or on the shores of Lake Geneva. Want to find out more about the Olympic capital? Read more here!

Prestigious sports events – from Athletissima, the Prix de Lausanne and the Vallée de Joux International Triathlon to the Tour de Romandie – also attract crowds to the Vaudois lands every year.

Vaud Danseuse au Prix de Lausanne

Have we made your mouth water?

The webpage of the Service de l’éducation physique et du sport (in French) offers much useful information on the Vaudois sports facilities as well as other sport-related initiatives.