|Lausanne Summit 2010 to be held in Beijing, China|
17 September 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland
The World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC) announced that the 2010 edition of the Lausanne Summit will be held outside of Lausanne for the first time, in Beijing China from 15-17 October 2010.
The 2010 Lausanne Summit follows the successful second edition held from 19-21 November 2009. This international event attracted representatives of more than 30 cities and over 150 guests and included key note presentations from Gilbert Felli (Olympic Games Executive Director, International Olympic Committee (IOC)), Jonathan Edwards (Athlete Representative, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) and Eduardo Paes (Mayor of Rio de Janeiro). The annual Lausanne Summit is organised by the WUOC, a union created in December 2002 by the Cities of Athens and Lausanne with the support of the IOC. It is an association for cities that wish to associate themselves with the Olympic Movement and offers a platform for exchange of experiences and competencies between former Olympic cities and future candidates.
The theme of the Lausanne Summit is the use of Olympic legacies, and the 2010 edition will focus on how to activate the interface between the Olympic Games and city developments, and how to use a city’s social capital through the education of youth. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a number of experts in the field, including Professor Philippe Bovy (the IOC’s transport adviser since 1996), Harry H. Hiller (analyst of the urban impact of the games for more than 20 years), and Dr. Victor Karunan (Chief, Adolescent Development and Participation, UNICEF).
The headquarters of the WUOC are in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital and the capital of Canton Vaud, Switzerland, and its president is Daniel Brélaz, the city’s mayor. For further information please contact:
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