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Official newsletter of the World Archery Excellence Centre • Issue 5 / July 2016

Management recieves Centre keys On 27 June, World Archery Excellence Centre staff officially received the building’s keys, which is expected to begin operations in September. Management inspected and reviewed each area and space with the construction team, the architects and the engineers. While most of the areas were

immediately approved during the meeting, there were some details the parties agreed to continue to work on during July. “The quality of the construction is excellent,” said Centre Director Juan Carlos Holgado. “There are some details that we have identified that can be improved, but the

building as a whole has been delivered to an exceptional standard of finish and on time.” Any aspects left to finish will be completed before the Centre opens for its soft launch. Centre Director Juan Carlos Holgado, Administrative Assistant Mathieu Gerber

and Maintenance Coordinator Fermin Sul have all moved their offices from World Archery’s headquarters in Maison du Sport International to the newly-finished building, and will be working onsite from now on.

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Fixtures and furniture: installed With the official handover of the Centre building, the first set of furniture for offices and meeting rooms was received on 1 July. The fittings, which includes office desks, chairs, meeting room tables and cupboard, were donated by the International Olympic Committee, one of the World Archery Excellence Centre’s biggest contributors, from its former headquarters in Vidy, Lausanne, which is currently being demolished to make room for a new construction. FIDTA and the World Archery Excellence Centre would like to thank the

IOC for its continued support of the project and the donation that marks the beginning of a new era in the Olympic sport of archery. A second set of fittings for the cafeteria, lounges, meeting rooms, reception and patios has been ordered to WSA, a Swiss company specialising in the office industry. WSA studied the needs of the Centre and proposed modern solutions, produced by brand Steelcase, for the use of the spaces. The fixtures are expected to arrive on site by the middle of August.

Centre to welcome region’s Unihockey teams The Centre has signed a contract to become the new training facility of two Unihockey clubs from the Lausanne region. Unihockey, also known as floorball, is played indoors with five field players and a goalkeeper on each team. Developed in the 1960s

in Sweden, it is a popular sport in Switzerland. The LUC and Mouvement Junior Belmont-EpalingesSavigny clubs’ junior teams will train twice a week, from 6 to 10pm, occupying two-thirds of the indoor hall.

Archery will still be practised at the same time, as the Centre has movable separations to divide environments. The partnership fits with the Centre’s initiative to be a multi-sport venue offering activities to the communities of Lausanne

and the Canton of Vaud. “We are excited to welcome this young and new sporting community into our Centre, as we are sure there will be a positive synergy between our sport and theirs,” said Centre Director Juan Carlos Holgado. Unihockey will use the Centre from the end of August. For more information on the clubs visit: http:// and

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did you know? energy tracker Since April, the solar panels installed on the Centre’s roof have generated 58.54 MWh of energy.

The facility has lessened the amount of CO2 being put into the environment by 32.2 tonnes.

OUTDOOR FIELD FINISHED IN OCTOBER The landscaping of the outdoor archery field, which is being done by the company Vorlet SA, is beginning to take shape. At the start of July, the 90-metre long range was being treated before turf is installed. The field is expected to be completed by the end of August, though it needs time to mature, and except for the trees and bushes that should be ready in October. All the vegetation being planted on the Centre’s grounds are Swiss in origin and part of the Centre’s eco-friendly principle of respect to the forest reservation that surrounds the land. While the outdoor field is finished, users of the Centre will be able to use the indoor facilities, including shooting hall and gym.

CONTACT: GET IN TOUCH Juan-Carlos Holgado Centre Director T: +41 79 590 07 61 E: Maria Cristina Poblete Durrmeier Partnerships Coordinator T: +41 79 649 83 35 E:

World Archery Excellence Centre Newsletter (EN): Jul 2016  

The official newsletter of the World Archery Excellence Centre. English version.

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