Unique in the world in terms of their exhaustiveness and diversity, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s vast patrimonial collections bear witness to the rich history of the Olympic Games, from their origins to today, and the history of the IOC and the Olympic Movement.

Our collections continue to grow each year, thanks to donations, depositions and targeted purchases. The artworks, artefacts, philately, numismatics, and photographic and audiovisual archives in our collections form a remarkable whole, through which it is possible to see the Olympic phenomenon in all its variety and multifaceted diversity.

Our cultural patrimony is composed of three main collections:

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