Welcome to International Sports Federations

As a firm believer in the values of sporting activity, Switzerland offers conditions that are favourable to the development of sport. A strong political commitment which coincides with its tradition of education and health, together with recognized levels of social stability and law and order, and a high standard of infrastructure all help to enhance the quality of such an environment.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Lausanne as its headquarters in 1915. Numerous sports federations and international sports organisations have since followed the IOC to the shores of Lake Geneva.

This kind of international presence is a great honour for the Olympic Capital and the Canton of Vaud. It also brings with it a responsibility to offer the most promising conditions for the development of international sports activities.

For this reason, the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne, in close collaboration with the Swiss Government, have created general conditions in line with a well-defined and concerted welcome policy.

The web site and the CD-ROM present these conditions, together with various pieces of practical information that are useful for when setting up an international sports organisation in the Canton of Vaud.

If you have any questions or need further advice, do not hesitate to contact the service that has been specially created for you by the authorities contact@ifsports-guide.ch.


Ueli Maurer
Federal Councillor

Philippe Leuba
State Councillor
Daniel Brélaz
Mayor of Lausanne

International Federations established in the Canton of Vaud