Thanks to a patronage programme, a series of activities receive assistance.
15 to 20 supported events a year
Each year, the Sport for All commission awards IOC patronage and financial assistance to 15 to 20 sports for all events in each of the five continents. These sports events can be drawn from a wide range of activities, the main selection criterion being that the event concerned must truly be open to all.
More than 165 NOC beneficiaries
To enable all countries to benefit from this programme, an NOC which obtains IOC patronage may not submit a further request for a period of three years. Furthermore, to encourage and promote the holding of new events, a particular event may receive IOC patronage only once.
So far, more than 165 NOCs have benefited from this programme.