Maison du Sport International

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The Maison du Sport International (International House of Sport) [1][2] is an office complex opened in 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland, via a joint venture between the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was created to entice all the World's sports governing bodies (also known as International Federations or IF's)[3][4][5][6] to bring their headquarters to Lausanne, in order to improve their proximity to the headquarters of the IOC, and thus improve communications between these bodies.

However, many international federations have their offices elsewhere, often in a country where the specific sport traditionally has a regular following. With modern communications, the need for physical presence is also not as important anymore.

International federations at Maison du Sport International[edit]

Currently the tenants [7] of the MSI, include these International Federations:
FAI Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
FITA International Archery Federation
IBAF International Baseball Federation
BWF Badminton World Federation (branch office)
FIBT International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation
AIBA International Boxing Association
UEC Union Européenne de Cyclisme
WBF World Bridge Federation
ICF International Canoe Federation
FICS International Federation of Sports Chiropractic
FIMS International Federation of Sports Medicine
FIE Fédération Internationale d'Escrime
FIAS Federation International Amateur de Sambo [8]
WBSC World Baseball Softball Confederation
FISA International Rowing Federation
WTF World Taekwondo Federation (branch office [9])

Sports organizations at Maison du Sport International[edit]

And, these Sports organizations:
IOC International Olympic Committee
SportAccord (Formerly GAISF/AGFIS) [10]
ASOIF Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
ICSD International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
IMGA International Masters Games Association
WFSGI World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry [11]
AIPS International Sports Press Association[12]
CPA Cyclistes Professionnels Associés [13]
FISU International University Sports Federation
WADA World Anti-Doping Agency European Office
Académie Internationale des sciences et des techniques du sport
Além International Management, Inc.

Sports companies at Maison du Sport International[edit]

  • Sports Recruitment International
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Ernst and Young
  • Event Knowledge Services
  • F2FX ;
  • Libra Law
  • IEC in Sport
  • J. de Heer Consultants
  • RBO Organisations
  • SINERGI Sports Consulting
  • J.-P. et R. Strebel, Consultants
  • Sport and Arts Global Management(SAG)
  • Sportcentric


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  2. ^ "Le blues sportif de la Lausanne olympique". Apr 22, 2008. Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Theodoraki, E: "Olympic Event Organization", Elsevier,2007, Page(s) x,54 [ISBN 0750684763, ISBN 978-0-7506-8476-7]
  4. ^ De Gonneville, L: "Le Petit Futé Lausanne Riviera Suisse", Petit Futé, 2008, Page 140[ISBN 2746922088, ISBN 978-2-7469-2208-2]
  5. ^ Walz, W.R., et al: "Spenden- und Gemeinnützigkeitsrecht in Europa: rechtsvergleichende ...",Mohr Siebeck, 2007, Page 454 [ISBN 3161491351, ISBN 978-3-16-149135-1]
  6. ^ De Gonneville, L:"Suisse 2009", Petit Futé,2009, Page 277 [ISBN 2746924943, ISBN 978-2-7469-2494-9]
  7. ^ "List of MSI's Tenants". Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Contact information". Retrieved Aug 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "Tae Kwon Do Body Announces 'New Vision'". Jun 5, 2009. Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "SPORTACCORD/GAISF DOPING-FREE SPORT UNIT LAUNCHED!". June 2009. Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "En 2005, le marché mondial du sport représentait 235 milliards de dollars". Dec 11, 2006. Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "Contact information". 2008. Retrieved Aug 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "Cyclistes Professionnels Associes - CPA News November". Nov 25, 2008. Retrieved Oct 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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Coordinates: 46°30′55″N 6°36′33″E / 46.5154°N 6.6093°E / 46.5154; 6.6093