What is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and what is its mission?

  • What is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and what is its mission?

    The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. Its job is to promote Olympism around the world and lead the Olympic Movement.

    The IOC is the catalyst for all the Olympic family members: National Olympic Committees, International, Federations, athletes, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, TOP partners and broadcasters, plus United Nations agencies. The IOC cultivates its success through a series of programmes and projects which give life to the Olympic values. Its role is to ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, support all the organisations affiliated to the Olympic Movement and encourage the promotion of the Olympic values.

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