The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a not-for-profit independent international organisation that is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.4 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.
As the leader of the Olympic Movement, the IOC acts as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family, from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (IFs), the athletes and the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) to the Worldwide Olympic Partners, broadcast partners and United Nations (UN) agencies, and shepherds success through a wide range of programmes and projects. On this basis, it ensures the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, supports all affiliated member organisations of the Olympic Movement and strongly encourages, by appropriate means, the promotion of the Olympic values.
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In a video message, IOC President Thomas Bach expressed his thanks to all the doctors, nurses, h...
Warm winter temperatures and bare slopes led many to doubt that Vancouver could deliver successful Olympic Games.
But the city and the Olympic Movement both rose above the difficulties. Athletes performed so well that some people say the ensuing celebrations caused the city to shake.
This decision was announced today at the IOC’s Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. It builds on the efforts taken so far by the IOC, working with the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games to ensure that all upcoming Olympic Games are carbon neutral, and have a significantly re...
Speaking to the General Assembly in New York, USA, following the adoption of the resolution, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach thanked the UN Member States for their support, saying the adoption of the ...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb today announced a significant agreement to support the Olympic Movement through to 2028. The nine-year, five-Games partnership is designed to create a new standard for hosting that will be a win for host cities, a win for spectators and f...
Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow rewarded 10 International Sports Federations (IFs) for taking concrete action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of the reward, carbon offsets will be offered to the IFs ...