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The IOC guarantees the promotion of Olympism and the smooth running of the Games in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
Discover in detail the structures, missions and financing of this prominent institution.
Who is the Olympic Movement?
The Olympic Movement includes the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs), the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Federations (IFs), the national associations, clubs and, of course, the athletes.
Introduction to the Olympic Movement
International Olympic Committee
The Organising Committees of the Olympic Games
National Olympic Committees
International Sports Federations
Olympic Movement Partners
What is the goal of the Olympic Movement?
According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
The Olympic Charter
Essential missions of the Olympic Movement:
Choice of the host city
Organisation of the Olympic Games
Equality in sport
Promotion of women in sport
Protection of athletes
Human development assistance
Protection of the environment
Respect for the Olympic Truce
FACTS AND FIGURES
What are the Olympic Movement's sources of revenue? How is the money distributed?
The Olympic Movement receives most of its funding from the Olympic Games rights bought by broadcast networks. However, it also benefits from the Olympic Partners (TOP) world-wide sponsorship programme comprising multinational companies.
The IOC distributes 92% of the revenue generated by the marketing of Olympic properties.
Introduction to Olympic Marketing
The future of Olympic Marketing
Structure of Olympic Marketing
Final Report 1997-2000
The Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles.
The upcoming Games will feature athletes from all over the world and help promote the Olympic spirit.
Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. In 2004, the Olympic Games returned to their origins when Athens hosts the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad.
ALL THE GAMES SINCE 1896
Relive the emotion of previous Games by selecting a date or host city below.
Olympic Summer Games:
St. Louis 1904
Los Angeles 1932
Mexico City 1968
Los Angeles 1984
Sydney 2000 Athens 2004
Olympic Winter Games:
St. Moritz 1928
Lake Placid 1932
St. Moritz 1948
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
Squaw Valley 1960
Lake Placid 1980
Salt Lake City 2002
The Paralympic Games are elite sport events for athletes from different disability groups. They clearly emphasise, however, the participants' athletic achievements, not their disability. The movement has grown dramatically since its early days. The number of athletes participating in the Summer Paralympic Games has increased from 400 athletes in Rome in 1960 to 3,843 athletes from 122 countries in Sydney in 2000.
THE ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympic Games as we know them today have a long history that dates back to Antiquity. It all started in Greece, in the Peloponnese, some 3,000 years ago.
Relive the magic of the Athens Olympic Summer Games
FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS
Did you know?
All the Olympic Games
OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNERS
Discover the results of all the medallists since 1896.
Complete results database
ORGANISING COMMITTEES OF OLYMPIC GAMES
The Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs) organise the Olympic Games in collaboration with their National Olympic Committee and the host city.
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