In 1915, there was nothing to suggest that Lausanne would become the epicentre of the sporting world. Today, the five interlocking rings welcome travellers as they arrive at the railway station – and this is by no means the only expression of the Olympic spirit in the city. While Lausanne, nestled on the northern shores of Lake Geneva, is now known internationally as the Olympic Capital, it owes this status to the resolve of a certain French baron who had fallen in love with the area, and to the terrible context of the First World War.

Read more: HOW LAUSANNE CAME TO MEET ITS OLYMPIC DESTINY

The IOC stands for non-discrimination as one of the founding pillars of the Olympic Movement, which is reflected in the Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principle 6:
Read more: RESOLUTION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD WITH REGARD TO RACISM AND INCLUSION

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COMMISSIONS FOR 2020. THE COMPOSITION HAS ONCE AGAIN SHOWN A YEAR-ON-YEAR PROGRESSION TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY, WITH 47.7 PER CENT OF POSITIONS ACROSS THE 30 COMMISSIONS NOW HELD BY WOMEN, COMING FROM 45.4 PER CENT IN 2019.
Read more: FEMALE MEMBERSHIP OF IOC COMMISSIONS REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 47.7 PER CENT - TWO NEW FEMALE...

Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these commentaries have revealed a profound misunderstanding of the global body and its mission.

Read more: OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

Read more: IOC AND WHO STRENGTHEN TIES TO ADVOCATE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES