Anonymous asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

What is the organization for the International Olympic Committee?

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1.What are there goals and mandate ?

2.What are there 3 current Activities they are working on?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an international corporation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of the 205 National Olympic Committees.

    The IOC organizes the modern Olympic Games held in Summer and Winter, every four years. The first Summer Olympics organized by the International Olympic Committee were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896; the first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Until 1992, both Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. After that year, however, the IOC shifted the Winter Olympics to the even years between Summer Games, to help space the planning of the two events two years apart from one another.

    The IOC Session

    The Session is the general meeting of the members of the IOC, held once a year in which each member has one vote. It is the IOC’s supreme organ and its decisions are final.

    Extraordinary Sessions may be convened by the President or upon the written request of at least one third of the members.

    Among others, the powers of the Session are:

    To adopt or amend the Olympic Charter.

    To elect the members of the IOC, the Honorary President and the honorary members.

    To elect the President, the Vice-Presidents and all other members of the IOC Executive Board.

    To elect the host city of the Olympic Games.

    Mission and role

    Further information: Olympic Charter

    The mission of the IOC is to promote Olympism throughout the world and to lead the Olympic Movement.

    The IOC's role is 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;

    Encourage and support the organization, development and coordination of sport and sports competitions;

    Ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games;

    Cooperate with the competent public or private organizations and authorities in the endeavor to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace;

    Take action in order to strengthen the unity and to protect the independence of the Olympic Movement;

    Act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement;

    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;

    Lead the fight against doping in sporting

    Encourage and support measures protecting the health of athletes;

    Oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes;

    Encourage and support the efforts of sports organizations and public authorities to provide for the social and professional future of athletes;

    Encourage and support the development of sport for all;

    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;

    Promote a positive legacy from the Olympic Games to the host cities and host countries;

    Encourage and support initiatives blending sport with culture and education;

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

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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