The International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) acts as a catalyst for collaboration among all members of the Olympic Movement - from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Sport Federations (IFs), athletes and Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) to the Worldwide TOP Partners, broadcast partners and recognised organisations.


The three main constituents of the Olympic Movement are the International Olympic Committee (IOC),National   Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Sport Federations (IFs).

The IOC is an international non-governmental, non-profit organisation and the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement.

The mission of the IOC is to promote Olympism throughout the world and to lead the Olympic Movement. The role of the IOC is multi-faceted and extends beyond merely ensuring the regular celebration of the Olympic Games and taking action to strengthen the unity and to protect the independence of the Olympic Movement. The IOC’s role also encompasses the development of competitive sport and sport for all, support for women’s involvement in sport, encouragement of various measures that protect the athlete, and taking the lead in the fight against doping. Emphasis is also placed on the promotion of fair play, peace, non-discrimination, sustainable development, culture and education as well as on leaving behind positive legacies for Olympic host cities and countries.