Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage


Making Olympism, Olympic culture and heritage relevant and accessible to all

The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage is the leading international exponent in promoting and disseminating Olympism in the fields of culture, heritage and values-based education. It has been entrusted by the IOC with the mission of making these aspects of the Olympic Movement accessible and relevant to all.

The OFCH directly serves Recommendation 12 of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 – to “Reach out beyond the Olympic community” – as it supports a wide range of innovative cultural programmes and creative endeavours based on research, expertise and knowledge.

Thus, the OFCH embodies “Olympism 365”by promoting Olympism 365 days a year. In doing so, the OFCH also contributes to Recommendation 10 of Olympic Agenda 2020+5, which commits to strengthening the role of sport as an enabler of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through championing the Olympic values and the positive contribution of sport in society; everyday, everywhere.

The OFCH includes: The Olympic Museum; the Olympic Studies Centre; the IOC Heritage unit; and the International Cultural Affairs unit.

More information on the programmes and activities of the OFCH can be found here.