One City – One great event – One Passion
Athletissima was held for the first time on July 8, 1977 at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Lausanne, at the instigation of former 800m runner Jacky Delapierre. Today this meeting belongs to the major events of Lausanne’s Summer season. In the meantime the organisation has settled in the Stade de la Pontaise, to the north of Lausanne. Since 2010, Athletissima is member of the Diamond League, gathering the most prestigious events.
Athletissima is not only an athletics meeting. It is also many various activities during the whole year as well as during the few days before the great event:
- a special training session for young athletics fans;
- a mini-stars relay for kids between 6 and 14;
- the opportunity to take part in the UBS Kids Cup;