GENEVA – SportAccord has confirmed that Lausanne, the Olympic capital will host the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2020 after the event was relocated from Beijing because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Summit, attended by key officials from across the Olympic Movement and the wider sports world, will take place on the initial dates of April 19 to 24 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, the Lausanne-based organization announced on Thursday.

“We are delighted that Lausanne will be hosting SportAccord once again, as a major event in the international sporting calendar, Lausanne provides a favorable location for sport and business leaders to meet, given its strong commitment to sport and industry,” SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli said in a statement.

“When SportAccord was last in the Olympic Capital and Home of International Sport in 2016, visitors and delegates were welcomed with open arms and we are already feeling this again. We truly look forward to delivering another successful SportAccord in this dynamic city and within this short period of time.”

On becoming host city to the next SportAccord, Mayor of Lausanne, Gregoire Junod commented: “As the Olympic Capital, Lausanne is proud to be hosting the 2020 SportAccord and looks forward to supporting the organizers in making this major event successful. Once again, it is with great pleasure that we open our doors to the international sports family.”

The conference program will feature five streams – CityAccord, HealthAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, and the SportAccord Summit.

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