IOC Principles

IOC Principles

The IOC is at the very heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games.

The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.

IOC Mission

The mission of the IOC is to promote Olympism throughout the world and to lead the Olympic Movement.
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Olympic Values

The three values of Olympism are excellence, friendship and respect. They constitute the foundation on which the Olympic Movement builds its activities to promote sport, culture and education with a view to building a better world.
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The Olympic rings

The Olympic symbol – widely known throughout the world as the Olympic rings – is the visual ambassador of olympism for billions of people. Based on a design first created by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic rings remain a global representation of the Olympic Movement and its activity.
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