IOC President tours Excellence Centre

3 June 2016
Lausanne (SUI)
The World Archery President invited the IOC President to tour the facility in Lausanne as it neared completion.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was given a tour around the World Archery Excellence Centre by World Archery President Prof Dr Ugur Erdener at the beginning of June 2016, as the construction process moved into its final stages.

With the building fully insulated and water-tight, and the doors, windows, ceilings and office-level floors all installed, the IOC President was able to see how the building will look when in operation later this summer. The last tasks left to complete include laying the sports floor in the main hall, constructing the indoor target range, putting in the fixtures and fittings, and seeding the outdoor range.

The IOC President said he was impressed by the building and congratulated Prof Dr Erdener on the progress of the important project. President Bach asked a number of questions about the environmentally-friendly aspects of the design, including the geothermic wells, which heat the entire facility, and rooftop-covering solar panels.

The panels began operating in February 2016 and have contributed electricity to the City of Lausanne.

More information regarding programmes is expected soon. The official opening of the World Archery Excellence Centre is planned for December 2016.