of the Athens 1896 Olympic Games consists of two parts: The Olympic Games in Ancient times, published before the Games and The Olympic Games in 1896, published after the Games. Pierre de Coubertin is the co-author. The two volumes were published in 4 languages in the form of two bilingual editions French-Greek and English-German. This official report has been the subject of various new editions, the first one in 1941.
Published by the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) at the end of every Games edition, the Official Reports contain a multitude of valuable information on the life-cycle of the Games, ranging from the candidature process of the chosen city through to the results of the competitions. Other publications from this OCOG.
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.