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.

The IOC became to 23. June 1894 in Paris of the French educator baron Pierre de Coubertin in the life called, that itself the revival of the olympic playsthe antique one to the goal had set.

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 [1] ).


name country time
Demetrius Vikelas Greece 1894-1896
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
Sigfrid Edström Sweden 1946-1952
Avery Brundage the USA 1952-1972
lord Killanin Ireland 1972-1980
Juan Antonio Samaranch Spain 1980-2001
Jacques Rogge Belgium since 2001

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