Lausanne is a the capital and largest city of the Swiss Canton of Vaud. It is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and faces the French town of √Čvian-les-Bains, with the Jura Mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is a focus of international sport, hosting the International Olympic Committee, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and some 55 international sport associations. It lies in a noted wine-growing region.