Lausanne, Switzerland

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Lausanne Olympic Museum 

The Swiss city of Lausanne was officially awarded the title of Olympic Capital on June 23, 1994, in recognition of the city's 80-year history of acting as host to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC was set up in Lausanne in 1915.

In turn, the unique profile bestowed by the presence of the IOC has brought the city international recognition in the world of sport.

A number of major international sporting bodies have chosen Lausanne as their headquarters.

These include the International Baseball Federation, the International Equestrian Union, the International Cycling Union, the International Swimming Federation, the International Volleyball Federation, the European Gymnastics Union and the International Federation of Associated Wrestling.

Each year, the city hosts important road and track events, including the Lausanne Marathon, the Lausanne 20-kilometre race and the Athletissima - an event that attracts top athletes from around the world.

Other international events also regularly choose Lausanne - nestled between hills ringed by grape-growing slopes and pine woods overlooking Lake Leman - as a venue. Next year, gymnastics, figure skating and the triathlon world championships will be held there.

Lausanne's Olympic Museum contains the entire history of the Games, from the ancient event which so inspired the Greeks, to the electronic age of high -performance super athletes the world is now witnessing in Atlanta.

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