What is the role of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in organising the Olympic Games?

  • What is the role of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in organising the Olympic Games?

    The IOC entrusts the honour and responsibility of hosting the Games to a city elected by the IOC Session. The organisation for the Games is based on a partnership between the IOC and the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG).

    The Olympic Games are the exclusive property of the IOC, which is the supreme authority for all matters concerning the Games. Its role is to supervise, support and monitor the organisation of the Games; ensure that they run smoothly; and make sure that the rules of the Olympic Charter are respected.

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