On an institutional level, the importance of sport in Lausanne is underlined by the presence of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which established its headquarters here in 1914. Since then, around twenty sports federations have
chosen to be based on the shores of Lake Geneva. Inaugurated in 2006, the Maison du sport international houses under
one roof several main movers in international sports administration, twenty or so international sports federations and
organisations, and around ten enterprises active in the field of sports. Lausanne, which already revelled in its status as
Olympic Capital, thus benefits step by step from its wider reputation as an administrative capital for sport.