International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Comité international olympique (CIO)
Comité Olimpico Internacional
Internationaal Olympisch Komitee (IOK)

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History

23 June 1894, Paris (France), at Congress for the Revival of the Olympic Games, convened by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Previously also referred to as Comité Olimpico Internacional -- Internationaal Olympisch Komitee (IOK). Headquarters moved from Paris to Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1915. In 1968, the administration moved to Château de Vidy, offered by Lausanne city authorities. A modern administration centre was built next to the Château in 1986. Recognized by the Swiss Federal Council in 1981.

Aims

Raise awareness of and spread the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect; encourage coordination, organization and development of sport and sports competitions; cooperate with competent public and private organizations and authorities in endeavouring to place sport at the service of humanity; ensure regular celebration of the Olympic Games; combat any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement; support and encourage promotion of sports ethics; ensure that the spirit of fair play prevails in sport and that violence is banned; combat doping in sport; take measures to protect the health of clean athletes; oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport or athletes; encourage development of sport for all as part of the foundation of high-level sport, which in turn contributes to development of sport for all; ensure that Olympic Games are held in conditions demonstrating responsible concern for environmental issues; support the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and other institutions devoted to Olympic education.

Future Events

2022 Beijing, China – Session

2021 – Session

2020 Tokyo, Japan – Session

2019 – Session

2018 Pyeongchang, Korea Rep – Session

2017 Lausanne, Switzerland – Meeting

2017 Lausanne, Switzerland – Session

Past Events(245)

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Activities

IOC controls organization of the Games of the Olympiad and Olympic Winter Games; these are competitions between individuals and not countries, meant to assemble sportsmen from all nations in fair and equal contest, without discrimination against a country or individual on racial, religious or political grounds.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 205 countries
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UIA Org ID

A2303

Last News Received

2017
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