About Athletissima

Athletissima, now a flagship of the Lausanne summer season, was first held on July 8th 1977 at the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin under the impetus of Jacky Delapierre, a former 800m runner. Over the years, it has become a renowned international meeting, attracting the biggest stars in athletics to the Olympic capital. Now based at the Pontaise Olympic Stadium, Athletissima has been part of the Wanda Diamond League circuit since 2010, making it one of the most prestigious athletics meetings in the world.

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Athletissima Lausanne; Lausanne, 30.06.2023

Athletissima relies on long-standing partnerships, a privilege that guarantees the success of this international athletics event.

Meeting Club
Meeting Club Athletissima, espace VIP

The Meeting Club is an association of enthusiasts whose aim is to support and promote Athletissima.

Athletissima 1977

Since 1977, Athletissima has welcomed the world's greatest athletics stars, and is nowadays the most important international sporting event in French-speaking Switzerland.


Athletissima's organisation relies on a small but passionate team, surrounded by dedicated collaborators, to make each edition a success.

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Athletissima places the values of youth and sustainability at the heart of its activities, and is committed to inspiring and promoting a responsible future.