World Union of Olympic Cities (UMVO)
The World Union of Olympic Cities (in French : Union Mondiale des Villes Olympiques - UMVO) is a non-profit association under the control of the Swiss Civil Code. Its headquarters are based in Lausanne, Olympic Capital and home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Fully supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Lausanne Summit for Olympic Cities is organised by the founders of the World Union of Olympic Cities, namely the city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and the City of Lausanne, the Olympic Capital.
The Lausanne Summit provides a unique platform to share experiences and transfer knowledge from cities having organised the Games to cities who are about to host or who have ambitions to host the Games.
The first edition of the Lausanne Summit was held in 2008. The AISTS has been responsible for organising the event's programme and the academic content since the beginning.
For more information on the Union and the Summit, please consult the official website.