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  • Tokyo 2020 Athletes

    USD 700,000 made available to NOC Athletes’ Commissions around the world in 2021 to strengthen athlete voice and representation

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    IOC Athletes’ Commission opens second Vice-Chair position

  • IOC News

    New book explores the rise of the athlete voice within the Olympic Movement since 1981

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    IOC President and IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair hold video call with Peng Shuai

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    IOC and The Adecco Group announce extension of Athlete365 Career+ collaboration

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    Record number of athletes to run for IOC Athletes’ Commission election at Beijing 2022

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    Inaugural Visa Award Olympic and Paralympic winners select charities for donations totalling USD 100,000 from Visa

  • Athlete365 Athletes

    Supporting athletes’ mental health on and off the field of play

  • IOC President Thomas Bach award medals on day 1 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games IOC President

    IOC President impressed by Paralympic athletes

  • Athletes receiving the competition uniform Tokyo 2020

    More than 500 athletes who competed at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 received competition uniforms through support programme in Olympic spirit of solidarity

  • Team USA Tokyo 2020

    Athletes from around the world offer praise and thanks to Tokyo and Japan

  • PinQuest Tokyo 2020

    The athlete experience at Tokyo 2020

The athletes are at the heart of the Olympic Movement.

The IOC’s priority is the protection of the clean athletes and to support them on and off the field of play.

This means that any investment in the fight against doping and against match-fixing, manipulation of competition and related corruption, whether it be for education, testing, research, logistics or staffing, cannot be considered as a cost but as an investment in the clean athletes.

On the field athletes are the central actors in the sport competition on which the Olympic Games are built. They are the role models who inspire millions of children around the world to participate in sport and reflect the Olympic ideals.

Off the field the IOC has built on the formation of the IOC Athletes’ Commission in 1981 and addition of an Olympic athlete as a member of the IOC Executive Board in 1999. It has also increasingly supported athletes through career and education programmes, helping athletes develop off the field during and after their careers.

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Prevention of competition manipulation

Find out about how the IOC’s Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions tackles the issue of ensuring fair competitions for clean athletes.

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