These documents are produced by the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) after each edition of the Games. They often consist of several volumes, and contain valuable information on the holding of the Games, from the bid process of the city elected to the post-Games legacy.
The fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter are based on a document handwritten by Pierre de Coubertin in 1899. The first edition was published in 1908 under the title “Comité International Olympique – Annuaire” [International Olympic Committee – Directory]. Subsequently, the Olympic Charter was known by various other names, including “Olympic Rules”, before finally acquiring its current name in 1978.
The Olympic Charter is the codification of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism, Rules and Bye-laws adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It governs the organisation, action and operation of the Olympic Movement and sets forth the conditions for the celebration of the Olympic Games.
Olympic Review Magazine is the official publication of the Olympic Movement. First published in 1894, the year of the founding of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Review is now an 84 page, full-colour quarterly produced in English, French and Spanish. It features news, interviews and in-depth features on subjects that matter to Olympic enthusiasts.(access at the bottom of the page)
Follow the activities and discussions of the IOC and the Olympic Movement: finance, decisions, strategies, promotion, etc.
The IOC’s marketing documents feature both a historical overview from past Olympic Games as well as Games edition specific facts and statistics. Information covered highlights revenue generation by both the IOC and the Olympic Games Organizing Committees - from broadcast rights holders to TOP programme partners, ticketing statistics and licensing. Also highlighted is information on how the generated revenue is distributed, what ‘Olympic marketing’ encompasses and how the ‘Olympic brand’ is protected.