Jun 23, 2019
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) flung open the doors to its new CHF145 million (£117 million/$149 million/€130 million) headquarters at an inauguration ceremony attended by officials from across the world of sport here today.
IOC President Thomas Bach, flanked by his four vice-presidents and director general Christophe De Kepper, received a ceremonial key to Olympic House after he had cut the ribbon with Ueli Maurer, President of Switzerland.
The ceremony, held to coincide with the 125-year anniversary of the IOC and Olympic Day, marked the official opening to the building on the shores of Lake Geneva, constructed by Danish architecture firm 3XN.
It was attended by IOC members, representatives from International Federations and the heads of 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including European officials who flew on a chartered plane from the European Games in Minsk.