With just over a year to go for the biggest sporting extravaganza, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is further attracting attention with the inauguration of their new headquarters.
The IOC will officially inaugurate its new headquarters on 23 June coinciding with the Olympic Day celebration. The symbolic day will mark the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC and as such the newly constructed Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland will see its opening ceremony.
The new Olympic House’ was mooted in the year 2014 when the IOC decided to move ahead with the consolidation of its head office. Located in the Vidy area of the Swiss city, close to the Lake Geneva shoreline, the new headquarters is expected to cost a $207 million/ €181 million).
The earlier headquarters stood on the same site which was demolished and gave way to the new building. A staff of about 500, work for the organization and are currently spread across four locations in the Olympic capital, but the new building will bring them together under one roof.
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