Lausanne / Switzerland

On October 15, 2015 the ISU held an official inauguration that was attended by over 100 guests, including the ISU Council, ISU Office Holders, ISU Members, persons from the IOC, the city of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.  Guests of honor included the President of the IOC Thomas Bach, Conseiller d’Etat of the Canton of Vaud Mr. Philippe Leuba and the Conseiller Municipal of the city of Lausanne Mr. Marc Vuilleumier.

The ISU President Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta welcomed the guests during a short speech followed by Dr. Bach and Mr. Leuba who wished the ISU a long and prosperous future in its new offices.

The ISU Headquarters were first established in 1892 in Scheveningen (NED), then moved to Davos (SUI). In 1997 the Secretariat moved to Lausanne, but it was not until 2014 that the oldest winter federation decided to buy an office space in Lausanne, a listed building at Avenue Juste-Olivier 17 in Lausanne.  The staff took up residence in June 2015 following nine months of the refurbishment.

All photographs from the official inauguration are available here