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.
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Are you an innovative entrepreneur, based in the Lausanne Region and looking for some visibility and recognition of your business idea?
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.
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.
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.
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.
10.09.2019 IOC “Createathon” brings together young leaders with local start-ups, creatives and entrepreneurs
The first ever IOC “Createathon”, staged during the 4th annual IOC Youth Summit held from 6 to 8 September in Lausanne, gathered 53 IOC Young Leaders who put their creativity to the test for the forthcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games. This major multi-sport event will be held in Lausanne and the region next January.
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.
28.08.2019 Sharing the expertise of the local sport ecosystem abroad: AISTS launches 5-day event organisation seminar in Asia
The rich sport ecosystem in Lausanne and Switzerland is constantly exchanging fresh ideas and knowledge with other experts across the globe. Latest example is the AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) which has just launched a five-day event in Singapore: the Sport Event Management & Organisation Seminar (SEMOS™).