More than 630 people work in the IOC administration at our headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland). All of our team members come from different backgrounds, and have brought their own motivations and diverse experiences to the IOC. They are the ones who make our offices such a great place to work, and help to develop the Olympic Movement every day with their enthusiasm and their commitment to the missions of the IOC. Get to know our employees – your future colleagues and managers – by reading about their experiences below.
Estel, Research Coordinator & Junior Researcher
It’s motivating to know that you are a piece of the jigsaw that is the IOC, which organises the Olympic Games every two years. It’s even more magical once the Games begin, and you live and work for several days losing all track of time, in tune with the results and the emotions at the competition venues. Besides that, the working environment on the shores of the lake in Lausanne is very pleasant.
Rida, Awareness-Raising Coordinator
I joined the IOC to experience the work that goes on beyond the Olympic Games. I have had the opportunity to contribute to a range of different projects and provide ongoing resources for athletes, entourage members, Federations and NOCs – all while getting to work with some brilliant colleagues along the way!
Aiden, Intelligence & Investigations Coordinator
Since watching the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games as a young boy from PyeongChang, it had been my dream to work at the IOC. I have to say, it's better than I could have imagined. Working in such a diverse environment behind the scenes of one of the most significant events in the world is a one-of-a-kind experience and one that brings a true sense of fulfilment.
Christel, Strategic planning project manager
Strengthening the links between sport, culture and education is a fascinating mission. The cultural programmes and synergies that we develop during the Olympic Games, but also beyond the Games, enable us to help bring the Olympic values to life and present them to the world.
Coralie, Commercial manager
One of the greatest things about working at the IOC is the people you meet along the way. Being surrounded by passionate individuals is more than just a career opportunity, it is a truly inspiring experience.
Jessy, Project manager
I decided to work for the IOC as I had always wanted to work for a large international organisation alongside dedicated people. Through being in contact with 206 NOCs across the world, that is exactly what I found here: a multicultural world, passionate about sport, with new challenges for each edition of the Olympic Games.
Kaveh, Head of Athletes Programmes
As an Olympian, it is really meaningful for me to work at the IOC. We have so many knowledgeable people in the house, and it is truly a privilege to be part of this incredible group of people. On top of this, it is inspiring to come to the office, when your mission is to support athletes globally with their sporting and non-sporting careers.
Nicolas, YOG CEP Manager
I have been employed at the IOC since 2003, and have worked on the Youth Olympic Games since 2007. It is an exciting project as it is aimed at young people and promotes Olympism as a philosophy of life, of education through sport.