28/02/2024 2 Minute Read

WBSC eBASEBALL™ World Finals: A look at Lausanne, the Olympic Capital

A city rich with history and sporting tradition and dedicated to success, Lausanne, along with the canton of Vaud, is a proud sponsor of the first-ever WBSC eBASEBALL™ Series 2023 World Finals.

The “Olympic Capital” Lausanne and the canton of Vaud are proud presenting sponsors of the WBSC eBASEBALL™ Series 2023 World Finals, which are set to take place on 9 March at 14:00 local time in Lausanne, Switzerland, featuring the top four WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS players in the world.
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Lausanne is the capital and largest city of the canton of Vaud, and is the fourth-largest city in Switzerland, behind Basel, Geneva and Zurich, with a population of just over 150,000. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the city is centrally located in the heart of Europe, just a short flight or train ride away from Paris, Milan, London or Munich. 

The city is notable for being home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1915 and was officially designated as the Olympic Capital in 1994 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the IOC.

Today, Lausanne and the canton of Vaud are also home to nearly 60 International Sports Federations and organisations, including the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), International Equestrian Federation (FEI), International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), World Triathlon, the International Golf Federation (IGF), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), UEFA, the European Football Association and the International Cycling Union (UCI). It is also home to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the European Headquarters of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The city has also played host to over 30 major international sporting events in recent years, including the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020. In September 2023, Lausanne hosted the World Skateboarding Tour qualifying competition for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It will also host the FIBA U-19 Basketball World Championships in 2025 and the European Figure Skating Championships in 2027.

Outside of its Olympic status, Lausanne is also known as a hub of knowledge, art, expertise and pioneering innovations. It is home to several notable museums, including the Olympic Museum, the host for the WBSC eBASEBALL™ Series World Finals, and several parks, attractions and more for those looking to explore the area.All in all, the Olympic Capital’s extraordinary confluence of fresh ideas, emerging talent and new opportunities within international sport, positions Lausanne as the premier global hub for the sports ecosystem, making it the perfect city to host what is sure to be a fantastic World Finals for WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS.

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