Established today as an unmissable date of Lausanne's summer season, Athletissima was first held on 8th July 1977 at Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Lausanne, on the initiative of Jacky Delapierre. Starting entirely from scratch, this former 800m runner would later on build an internationally renowned meeting, gathering within the Olympic Capital the biggest stars of track and field. Having in the meantime moved to the north of Lausanne, at the Pontaise Olympic Stadium, Athletissima has been a part of the Wanda Diamond League circuit since 2010, which makes it one of the most prestigious meetings in the world.
Athletissima is not just an athletics meeting: it also represents many activities and events throughout the year and particularly the week preceding the meeting. Indeed, the organization is committed to get involved and provide its rich experience in order to promote and encourage athletics on all levels. That is why Athletissima strives not only in the training of the next generation of athletics talents, but also in the creation of unforgettable experiences for the public while offering a plateform of activation of partnerships for its sponsors.
Discover below the various events of the Athletissima Week!