OIPS

The International Observatory on Sports Policies (IOSP) is a common research entity launched by the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Lausanne in January 2016. It develops essential scientific tools for the implementation of international and national sports policies and for their evaluation as part of mandates with important stakeholders of the sports world:

  • national and international sports organisations,
  • states and supranational institutions,
  • regulators, media, sponsors, …


The added value of the IOSP concerning expertise is based on the multidisciplinary approach and on the academic independence of both universities.
Indeed, the complexity of the sports phenomena and the multiplicity of actors and issues require to promote a multidisciplinary approach. Thus, the IOSP brings together not only lawyers, economists, specialists of management, political scientists, but also historians, specialists of civilizations, sociologists, ethicists and philosophers, specialists of media sciences…
The IOSP is rooted in a tradition of independence of both founding universities towards all the powers which excludes conflicts of interest.

Name Function Place
Nicolas Bancel Associate Professor University of Lausanne
Emmanuel Bayle Associate Professor University of Lausanne
Jérôme Berthoud Assistant, PhD student University of Lausanne
Jean-Loup Chappelet Full Professor University of Lausanne
Patrick Clastres Associate Professor, OIPS co-director University of Lausanne
Jacques Donzel Honorary General Inspector Associate expert
Bertrand Fincoeur SNSF Researcher University of Lausanne
Jean-Pascal Gayant Full Professor Le Mans University
Pierre Kopp Full Professor University of Paris 1
Anne Marcellini Associate Professor University of Lausanne
Caroline Moricot Associate professor University of Paris 1
Fabien Ohl Full Professor University of Lausanne
Flora Passard Assistant, PhD student University of Lausanne
Didier Poracchia Full Professor University of Paris 1
Pierre-Charles Pradier Associate Professor University of Paris 1
Ioannis Prezas Associate Professor University of Paris 1
Thomas Riot Part-Time Lecturer University of Lausanne
Sabrina Robert-Cuendet Full Professor Le Mans University
Lucie Schoch Lecturer University of Lausanne
Quentin Tonnerre Assistant, PhD student University of Lausanne
Laurent Vidal Associate Professor, OIPS co-director University of Paris 1
Philippe Vonnard Assistant, PhD student University of Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 22 00
Fax +41 21 692 22 11