Latest news All news


All about Beijing 2022

Get all the information about the upcoming Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Learn more

Gender equality

Team France celebrate victory over Team Japan during the Mixed Team Final
Tokyo 2020
Mixed-gender events: a sign of innovation and greater gender diversity at Tokyo 2020
lighting of Olympic cauldron Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020: a new blueprint for the Olympic competition schedule and the visibility of women’s sport
Gender Portrayal
Tokyo 2020
New IOC guidelines to ensure gender-equal, fair and inclusive representation in sport in Tokyo
Tokyo 2020
Women athletes take centre stage at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
Tokyo 2020
Coca-Cola’s Placard Bearers help to promote diversity and inclusion at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
Iris Metspalu, the Estonian umpire who officiated the first medal match of Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020
A positive trend at Tokyo 2020 for female coaches and officials
Gus Kenworthy
P&G champions LGBTQ+ athletes at Tokyo 2020

About the IOC

IOC principles

A phoenix is suspended over the Olympic Cauldron at the Closing ceremony at London 2012
The IOC is at the very heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games. The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.
Learn more

The IOC as an organisation

Established in on 23 June 1894, the International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Olympic Capital, it is entirely privately funded and distributes 90 per cent of its revenues to the wider sporting movement, for the development of sport and athletes at all levels.
Learn more