More than 1,500 people working across over 50 sport organisations and as well as various sport related companies call Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, their home. Many of them are located in the “Maison du Sport International” (MSI). This unique complex, set up by the IOC, the canton of Vaud and the city of Lausanne, aims to promote collaboration and build synergies among the different sport stakeholders. Officially inaugurated in 2006, the MSI is currently being expanded to allow new International sport Federations (IFs) and organisations settle in Lausanne.
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17.03.2017 Innovation at the service of athletes: EPFL develops magnetic gates to track ski racers’ performance
A research team from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) recently developed a new system which allows to measure a slalom skier’s exact time at each gate all the way down the slope. It also calculates the skiers’ speed and trajectory more accurately than GPS. Such precise measurements are crucial to analyse and improve athletes’ performance.
Since the recent launch of its membership model, ThinkSport welcomed more than 30 official members from different sectors to its unique network. Among them are European and International federations, start-ups and other innovative businesses in the sports industry.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) recently open up its Responsible Sport Initiative (RSI), a platform that helps sporting goods companies to efficiently implement unified corporate and social responsibility (CSR) standards.
The digital revolution and integrity in sport will be the focus of this year’s edition of “Sport Future Rendez-Vous”, an annual event for expert discussions on pressing topics in sport. Jointly organised by ThinkSport and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) from 9 to 10 May 2017, Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2017 will feature top level speakers from various sectors including ...
The world’s best athletes in non-Olympic disciplines of 27 sports practised on land, in the water or in the air will meet and compete at the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, from 20 to 30 July 2017. This major multi-sport event is organised at quadrennial intervals, in the years following the Olympic Summer Games.
This week, ThinkSport has extended its online services with two new sections integrated into its database: the first one features a number of Bachelors’, Masters’ and Continuous Education programmes offered by Thinksport’s academic partners. The second new section comprises a range of job offers across Switzerland. ThinkSport members have the opportunity to populate both new pages with their offers in these respective fields.
As part of its exhibition "Stadiums past and future", The Olympic Museum invites the public to an exchange with seven stadium experts from different sectors in an informal setting this Thursday night, 26 January 2017.
Skioo, a Lausanne based company founded four years ago, makes its mark in the ski tourism industry. Their business idea: offer access to 55 Swiss ski resorts with only one card at the best rate, depending on the actual use of the lifts. The more you ski, the less you pay!
Skioo saves queuing at the ticket desk, offers discounts and promotions throughout the season and provides for an automatic billing system.
The ACCELERATE “Connecting Sport & Innovation” Workshop is an exclusive event designed to connect sport organisations and ground-breaking start-ups on a subject of particular interest. The unique aspect of this event is that the programme itself is designed to fit the specific needs of the international sporting environment.