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New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)

15.10.2019 New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is offering a new Certificate of Advanced Studies on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS) course, starting in February 2020. The global sports ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex and requires an in-depth understanding of both its legal and geopolitical dimensions and its inherent multi-faceted challenges. 


Nominations open for 2020 PERL AwardsNominations open for 2020 PERL Awards

Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!

08.10.2019 Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!

Involved in a startup and need some inspiration on how to grow your business faster? Then check out this clip about ThinkSport member and startup Archinisis, which specialises in video and sensor-based sport performance analysis, all with a view to optimising athlete training. Archinisis software records and analyses every move athletes make in sports such as cross-country and alpine skiing. This young company presented its innovative products at the first and second editions of THE SPOT. 


Lausanne 2020 Olympic torch and Yodli to stop by UNIL campusLausanne 2020 Olympic torch and Yodli to stop by UNIL campus

20.09.2019 Lausanne 2020 Olympic torch and Yodli to stop by UNIL campus

In the run-up to the next Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will take place in Lausanne and the region from 9 to 22 January 2020, the Olympic torch was lit in Athens, Greece, on 17 September and is now on its way back to Switzerland. The Torch Tour will officially begin in the Olympic Capital on 21 September, from where it will depart on a 110-day journey. It will visit each of the 26 Swiss cantons and Les Tuffes in France, bringing the Youth Olympic spirit to local populations. The Torch Tour will include interactive activities for young people as well as an exciting programme about the Lausanne 2020 Games themselves, topped off with a ceremonial torch lighting by special guests including Olympians.


Lausanne Summit Delves Into Modern Sports EngagementLausanne Summit Delves Into Modern Sports Engagement

18.09.2019 Lausanne Summit Delves Into Modern Sports Engagement

Yesterday, iSportconnect’s 2019 Lausanne Summit brought together some of the key leaders from the world of sport business, to debate hot topics related to modern sports engagement, including digital and content strategies, the future of rights and OTT, globalisation of data and how to push commercial growth within federations. Powered by PwC and organised in association with ThinkSport, the event was also an excellent opportunity to present some key outcomes of PwC’s 2019 Sports Survey.


Think tank meeting explores trends in sports industryThink tank meeting explores trends in sports industry

12.09.2019 Think tank meeting explores trends in sports industry

A group of leaders from international federations and sport event organisers gathered in Lausanne this week to brainstorm, learn and discuss about the future of sport and global commercial trends in the industry. Co-organised by ThinkSport and Nielsen Sports, this first think tank session of its kind was held at the FIVB headquarters and aimed to bring together sports experts with an open mind and a drive for innovation.​


IOC “Createathon” brings together young leaders with local start-ups, creatives and entrepreneursIOC “Createathon” brings together young leaders with local start-ups, creatives and entrepreneurs

Brand-new IOC headquarters opens its doors to the publicBrand-new IOC headquarters opens its doors to the public

05.09.2019 Brand-new IOC headquarters opens its doors to the public

Lausanne residents, visitors to the Canton of Vaud, Olympic Games fans and those who are simply curious will all be able to explore Olympic House on Friday 13 September from 5 to 8 pm and on Saturday 14 September from 10 am to 5 pm. The new IOC headquarters, hailed as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, was inaugurated on 23 June 2019 and will now open its doors to the public on the occasion of the 2019 European Heritage Days.

Lottery community calls for global action as Macolin Convention historically enters into forceLottery community calls for global action as Macolin Convention historically enters into force

03.09.2019 Lottery community calls for global action as Macolin Convention historically enters into force

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, entered into force on 1 September 2019. Launched in 2014, the Convention is the only legally-binding international treaty promoting global co-operation to tackle the manipulation of sports competitions. It covers all topics relative to the fight against match-fixing including: national and international cooperation; the sharing of information; national platforms; criminal provisions; whistle-blowers protection; education and prevention; conflicts of interest; and measures against illegal sports betting. The document is addressed to governments and even non-European states may be signatories.


Sharing the expertise of the local sport ecosystem abroad: AISTS launches 5-day event organisation seminar in AsiaSharing the expertise of the local sport ecosystem abroad: AISTS launches 5-day event organisation seminar in Asia

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