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07-SEP-2016 15:23

    The International Olympic Committee was established on 23 June 1894 as an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization to encourage and support the promotion of ethics in sports as well as education of youth through sports.


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    It is an apex authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement which organises the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years. The first Summer Olympics organised by the IOC was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896; the first Winter Olympics was in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

    List of International organisation and their abbreviation

    Role of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

    The IOC was formed to reinvent the sports culture of the world and hence drafted charter of principles that guides the related organisations and athletes. The roles of International Olympic Committee are given below:

    • To encourage and support the promotion of ethics in sport as well as education of youth through sport and to dedicate its efforts to ensuring that, in sport, the spirit of fair play prevails and violence is banned;

    • To encourage and support the organisation, development and coordination of sport and sports competitions;

    • To ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games;

    • To cooperate with the competent public or private organisations and authorities in the endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace;

    • To take action in order to strengthen the unity and to protect the independence of the Olympic Movement;

    • To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement;

    • To encourage and support the promotion of women in sport at all levels and in all structures with a view to implementing the principle of equality of men and women;

    • To lead the fight against doping in sport;

    • To encourage and support measures protecting the health of athletes;

    • To oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes;

    • To encourage and support the efforts of sports organisations and public authorities to provide for the social and professional future of athletes;

    • To encourage and support the development of sport for all;

    • To encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to promote sustainable development in sport and to require that the Olympic Games are held accordingly;

    • To promote a positive legacy from the Olympic Games to the host cities and host countries;

    • To encourage and support initiatives blending sport with culture and education;

    • To encourage and support the activities of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and other institutions which dedicate themselves to Olympic education.

    Organisational Structure of IOC

    The Director General of IOC apex body who work under the authority of the President.

    Apart from Director General and President, there are few head of small units responsible for dealing with business in their respective sectors of competence as:

    • Executive Office of the President

    • Office of the Director General

    • Office of the Deputy Director General (for Relations with the Olympic Movement)

    • Olympic Games Department

    • Department of Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport

    • Department for Corporate Development

    • Brand and Sustainability

    • Finance Department, Sports Department

    • Technology and Information Department

    • Strategic Communications Department

    • IOC Television & Marketing Services SA

    • Legal Affairs Department

    • Medical and Scientific Department

    • Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage,

    • Olympic Solidarity

    • Olympic Broadcasting Services SA

    • Olympic Channel Services S.A

    • Spokesman’s Services, Ethics and Compliance and Internal audit

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