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Revisit the debates of Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018 !Revisit the debates of Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018 !

19.06.2018 Revisit the debates of Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018 !

The clips of the keynote address by Patrick Baumann (GAISF President, IOC Member and FIBA Secretary General) and the panel discussions held at this month‘s Sport Future Rendez-Vous are now available at ThinkSport’s digital knowledge center. Don’t miss out or relive what was debated about the hot topic of the future of sport and its governance.


Calling all Innovators: on your marks for Toyota’s $4m global Mobility Unlimited ChallengeCalling all Innovators: on your marks for Toyota’s $4m global Mobility Unlimited Challenge

13.06.2018 Calling all Innovators: on your marks for Toyota’s $4m global Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched an initiative designed to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. New international research shows that nine out of ten wheelchair users experience pain and discomfort caused to them by their mobility device. Responding to technological advances around the world, the $4m global Mobility Unlimited Challenge is calling on teams of innovators to create game-changing technology that will help radically improve the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis.


What governance for sport in the 21st century?What governance for sport in the 21st century?

04.06.2018 What governance for sport in the 21st century?

By Jean-Loup Chappelet, professor at the University of Lausanne and expert in sports management and governance.

World sport is governed by International Federations (IFs). More than 60 of them are run from Switzerland, from the mighty Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), based in Zurich since 1937, to the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), recently installed in Lausanne to govern the Chinese martial art, which is also known as kung-fu. They decide and regulate global rules for the sport in question, award their championships to host cities and countries, comprise national federations and their clubs, and fight against abuses in sport, such as doping and corruption.


Sign up now for Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018!Sign up now for Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018!

29.05.2018 Sign up now for Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2018!

The future of sport and its governance 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.  Lively debates are guaranteed thanks to the great line up of top-level speakers from the Olympic Movement, academia and politics. Jointly organised by ThinkSport and the University of Lausanne (UNIL), this year’s edition will take place on 7 June 2018 in Lausanne. 


Second iWorkinSport Job Fair: scouting talent for the sports industrySecond iWorkinSport Job Fair: scouting talent for the sports industry

22.05.2018 Second iWorkinSport Job Fair: scouting talent for the sports industry

The second edition of the “iWorkinSport Job Fair”, which took place in Lausanne on 18 May 2018, attracted 16 companies looking for best talent among more than 300 students from a variety of universities. This year, the event at the SwissTech Convention Center also opened up to students and alumni not belonging to the official academic partners. More than 60 jobs were on offer.


The first edition of the THE SPOT comes to a successful conclusionThe first edition of the THE SPOT comes to a successful conclusion

THE SPOT spawns new start-up incubator, start-up champion and many great insightsTHE SPOT spawns new start-up incubator, start-up champion and many great insights

THE SPOT: ForwardGame Reigns Supreme at Start-up BattleTHE SPOT: ForwardGame Reigns Supreme at Start-up Battle

THE SPOT kicks off with announcement of new sport incubator for start-upsTHE SPOT kicks off with announcement of new sport incubator for start-ups

THE SPOT: Prestige, financial support on the line in Start-up BattleTHE SPOT: Prestige, financial support on the line in Start-up Battle

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