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Development through sport

Girls at a school in Bamyan (central Afghanistan) enjoyed playing with a volleyball.
IOC support to disadvantaged communities through sport One of the IOC’s missions is to promote the Olympic values in order to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of our society. The IOC has thus developed a comprehensive programme using sports development as a tool for local socio-economic and human development in cooperation with UN agencies and other organisations specialised in development and humanitarian aid and National Olympic Committees. The following projects in Costa Rica, Cambodia and Afghanistan truly underline this strong commitment by the IOC to improve the lives of under-privileged communities worldwide.
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Development through sport

After Lusaka, a second Olympic centre is to be created - in Haiti
After Lusaka, a second Olympic centre is to be created - in Haiti A few days before IOC President Jacques Rogge visits the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka (Zambia), accompanied by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, a second project symbolically kicked off in Haiti. Indeed, on 14 February 2012, in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, the first stone of this centre was laid.
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Development through sport