ICSD President Dr. V. Rukhledev attended Stone Laying Ceremony at the site of AISTS's new headquarters

Lausanne, Switzerland - 20 April 2016. ICSD President Dr. Valery Rukhledev participated in a Stone Laying Ceremony at the Synathlon building in Lausanne, which will become the future centre of International sport education and research in Switzerland. 

The Synathlon building will unite four separate and complimentary organisations: FISU, ThinkSport, the Institute of Sports Science of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) and the International Academy for Sports Science and Technology (AISTS).

At the Stone Laying Ceremony FISU President Matytsin delivered a short speech in which he outlines the purpose of the Synathlon building and praised the project"s key stakeholders. 

“This building will unite education, university sport and sport science and technology under one roof. In this way, it is more than just a building; it is a monument to the idea that athletes should always be able to pursue "dual careers". The Synathlon will help athletes pursue sporting and intellectual goals side-by-side in an environment that promotes fair play, ethics and good governance”, President FISU Matytsin said.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017.