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World Olympians Association engages Olympians to drive social change projectsWorld Olympians Association engages Olympians to drive social change projects

17.10.2017 World Olympians Association engages Olympians to drive social change projects

Many people love watching or taking part in sport and respect Olympians and their achievements. Olympians are often leaders and role models within their communities, with the ability to reach and engage people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds through sport.

The World Olympians Association (WOA), as the member organisation for Olympians worldwide, has been instrumental in empowering Olympians to use their status and expertise to deliver projects aligned with the promotion of Olympic values that serve communities large and small.


Lausanne is part of new international Global Active City programmeLausanne is part of new international Global Active City programme

12.10.2017 Lausanne is part of new international Global Active City programme

Cities all over the world are invited to take part in the Global Active City programme, a new initiative to promote health and physical activity. Already in place in 10 pilot cities, including Lausanne, this programme has proved successful in significantly improving the health of these cities’ inhabitants and increasing their participation in sport and physical activity.


Zurich to host 4th Sportdata & Performance ForumZurich to host 4th Sportdata & Performance Forum

06.10.2017 Zurich to host 4th Sportdata & Performance Forum

The annual Sportdata & Performance Forum delves into the exciting world of data analytics and how it applies to high performance sport. From predictive insight into sporting performance, machine learning, sports biometrics, data from wearable technologies and how data can enable effective player recruitment, training and assist with injury prevention, Big Data is having a massive impact in the sporting domain. Elite athletes and teams nowadays have the possibility to collect a vast amount of data about their training, results, etc., but the challenge is unlocking the insights buried in that data and making it more actionable.


New PwC survey identifies sports as the most disrupted of all industriesNew PwC survey identifies sports as the most disrupted of all industries

28.09.2017 New PwC survey identifies sports as the most disrupted of all industries

This week PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) launched the 2017 edition of its Sports Survey which shows that sports industry leaders expect the sector’s growth rates to slow down from 8 to 6.4% per year. While football appears to be “too big to fail” and eSports is seen as a key growth area, respondents view the Olympics as having a less certain future. More than two-thirds of respondents believe virtual reality is here to stay and will enhance the sports viewing experience. These are some of the key results of the 2017 edition of PwC’s Sports Survey.


Call for Swiss start-ups to join in Sports Tech World CupCall for Swiss start-ups to join in Sports Tech World Cup

22.09.2017 Call for Swiss start-ups to join in Sports Tech World Cup

Swiss start-ups specialised in sports technology are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for the Sports Tech World Cup. This new start-up competition, launched by Venture capital fund Podium Silicon Valley (SV), uses continental qualifiers to choose the world-wide winner for the most revolutionary idea. Young companies specialising in six key areas, including in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, New Sports, Platforms, Smart materials and Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, are invited to submit an application for the “Euro finals”.


New business space available in the middle of Lausanne’s international sports hubNew business space available in the middle of Lausanne’s international sports hub

15.09.2017 New business space available in the middle of Lausanne’s international sports hub

More than 1,500 people working across over 50 sport organisations and various sport related companies call the Olympic Capital Lausanne their home. Many of them are located in the “Maison du Sport International” (MSI). This unique complex, set up by the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and the International Olympic Committee in 2006, aims to promote collaboration and build synergies among the different sport stakeholders. In order to allow new businesses and organisations to settle in Lausanne and help them benefit from this unique international sports hub, construction of a new building is underway directly next door to the MSI.


Sport & Sustainable Development Goals: seminar for international key playersSport & Sustainable Development Goals: seminar for international key players

08.09.2017 Sport & Sustainable Development Goals: seminar for international key players

Experts from United Nations (UN) agencies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Sports Federations (IFs) will get together at a full day seminar on 5 October 2017 in Lausanne’s Beaulieu Congress Center to discuss the topic of "Achieving the SDGs through sport: partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and effectiveness". SDGs stands for Sustainable Development Goals. They drive the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda until 2030 and are supported by governments, businesses and civil society, including the sport sector.


Wiz-Team offers event expertise to various sectorsWiz-Team offers event expertise to various sectors

30.08.2017 Wiz-Team offers event expertise to various sectors

ThinkSport’s ambition is to transform business silos into hubs of collaboration and thereby help drive progress in sport. Wiz-Team, a member of ThinkSport, is a good example of how this can work in practice. The Lausanne-based event consultancy and data management company is active in different sectors and thereby leverages new business opportunities. Current projects include the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and clients such as the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), World Sailing, the European Commission and SAP, to name just a few.


First FAI International Drones Conference to focus on innovation, safety and sportFirst FAI International Drones Conference to focus on innovation, safety and sport

Top-level speakers lined up for inaugural Directors’ SummitTop-level speakers lined up for inaugural Directors’ Summit

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