Stade Pierre de Coubertin (Lausanne)

Stade Pierre de Coubertin is an outdoor stadium of the city of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Stade Pierre de Coubertin
LocationLausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Coordinates46°30′50.73″N 006°36′5.49″E / 46.5140917°N 6.6015250°E / 46.5140917; 6.6015250
Capacity12,000
SurfaceGrass

It normally seats 6,000 spectators and can be expanded to seat twice that number of spectators when needed.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

Since 1915, the city of Lausanne is home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee. The venue is named for Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Games.

The Stadium was notably used from 1977 to 1985 for the Athletissima, an international athletics event.

It also hosts the finish of the 20 km of Lausanne.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (12 July 2015). "How the IAAF's Lausanne Diamond League pointed the way to future successful meetings - no dull world record attempts". www.insidethegames.biz. Inside the Games. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Switzerland: Lausanne changes stadium plans". stadiumdb.com. Stadium Database. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Pierre-de-Coubertin – Stadium". www.laussane.ch. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

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