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Mon. 28 April 2014

Round table (in French with English simultaneous translation): « Brazil, from the World Cup 2014 to the Olympic Games 2016. The legacy of major sporting events »

2014 will be an eventful year for sporting events. Besides the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February, Brazil will welcome the FIFA World Cup in June and July. In 2016, Brazil will again be under the spotlights as they set to host the Summer Olympic Games.

These worldwide events can be considered an important catalyst for the host country and it should help Brazil. Belonging to the emerging countries (BRICS), Brazil is developing itself in the sporting, economic, social and environmental fields. A significant improvement is also to be expected in facilities, education, and tourism promotion thanks to the positive and dynamic image given by the country worldwide.

However, the results of such major sporting events are never guaranteed and therefore the legacy is always a theme of discussion, notably because of the costs incurred. It is true that some countries have been able to deal with legacy better than others and for this reason CIES has decided to host this round table and gather experts just before the FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. This conference will allow everyone to better understand this challenge and its related issues, as well as the real legacy to these two major Brazilian competitions.

Round table (in French with English simultaneous translation): « Brazil, from the World Cup 2014 to the Olympic Games 2016. The legacy of major sporting events »


  • François Carrard (Lawyer and former Executive Director, IOC)
  • Pierre-Alain Dupuis (Journalist, RTS)
  • Gilbert Felli (IOC Olympic Games Executive Director)
  • Miranda Kiuri (Architect, specialised in sports infrastructures)
  • Denis Oswald (Member of the IOC and CIES Director)
  • Jérôme Valcke (General Secretary, FIFA

Date and time: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (Doors open at 18h00)

Registration required at: [email protected] (Free Event), deadline Monday 5th May 2014

Location: Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, Lausanne Room


18h30-18h35 Welcome Message: Jean-Philippe Rochat Atty, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA and Vice President of Swiss-Ski

18h35-18h45 Legacy of major sporting events : Current situation

18h45-19h45 Round Table – Moderator : Denis Oswald

19h45-20h15 Questions by the public

20h15 Official Opening of WISE (First International Convention of Careers in Sports). In the presence of Philippe Leuba State Councillor and Marc Vuilleumier Municipal Representative

20h30 Complimentary Cocktail

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