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20 April 2016 | in FISU

President Matytsin attends Stone Laying Ceremony at site of FISU’s new headquarters

 

 

LAUSANNE - FISU President Oleg Matytsin today participated in a Stone Laying Ceremony at the site of the Synathlon building in Lausanne, which will become the home of FISU’s headquarters from January 2018.

The Synathlon building will unite four separate and complimentary organisations: FISU, ThinkSport, the Institute of Sports Science of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) and the International Academy for Sports Science and Technology (AISTS).

Each organisation will occupy individual workspaces, offices and meeting rooms and share access to a central hub of communal spaces, including an auditorium, four classrooms and a cafeteria.

At the Stone Laying Ceremony President Matytsin delivered a short speech in which he outlined the purpose of the Synathlon building and praised the project’s key stakeholders.

 

FISU President Matytsin

 

“This building will unite education, university sport and sport science and technology under one roof. In this way, it is more than just a building; it is a monument to the idea that athletes should always be able to pursue ‘dual careers’. The Synathlon will help athletes pursue sporting and intellectual goals side-by-side in an environment that promotes fair play, ethics and good governance”, President Matytsin said. “Today is about recognising and thanking the people who have worked so hard to make the construction of this building a living reality. On behalf of all those who will work, study and benefit from the Synathlon, I would like to thank everyone at the Canton de Vaud, ThinkSport, the Institute of Sports Science of the University of Lausanne, the International Academy for Sports Science and Technology and FISU for making this project a reality.”

FISU’s current headquarters are in the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne.

 

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