International olympic committee
|of these articles treats the olympic controlling body IOC. For further meanings of the abbreviation IOC see IOC (term clarifying).|
The international olympic committee (IOK, also in German usually use of the international abbreviation IOC) is one non-governmental organization, whose purpose is the organization and support of the olympic plays.
Since 1915 the IOC has its seat in Lausanne in Switzerland. The IOC is according to self-manifestation an international, government-independent, not profit-oriented combination with juridical personality, which was recognized by Swiss Upper House of Parliament. Itthe patronage hold for the plays themselves over the olympic movement and stress all rights at the olympic symbols, flags, slogan and hymns as well as. Its main responsibility lies in the support and organization of the summer and winter plays.
Beside the central organization existin nearly each country also national one olympic committees (NOC), see the list below.
Frequently one accuses to the IOC to be corrupt; in particular under the president Juan Antonio Samaranch had to be induced it with generous Annehmlichkeiten to a certain being correct behavior:“The gentlemen of the olympic rings act to a large extent uncontrolled with a commodity, the million-profits bring in” (Jungle World 1999  ).
|Pierre de Coubertin||France||1896-1916|
|Godefroy de Blonay (kommissarisch)||Switzerland||1916-1919|
|Pierre de Coubertin||France||1919-1925|
|Henri de Baillet Latour||Belgium||1925-1942|
|Avery Brundage||the USA||1952-1972|
|Juan Antonio Samaranch||Spain||1980-2001|
|Jacques Rogge||Belgium||since 2001|
- list to thatMembers of the international olympic committee
- list of the olympic land contractions
- list of the national olympic committees