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Olympic Solidarity Commission








World Prog.



Olympic Solidarity manages the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games which belongs to the NOCs, and redistributes these funds through programmes offered to all NOCs recognised by the IOC.

Increasing resources

The development and assistance budget approved by the Olympic Solidarity Commission for the 2013–2016 quadrennial plan is USD 438 million.

In comparison with the 2009–2012 plan budget of USD 311 million, the new development budget represents an increase of nearly 40%.

Breakdown of the 2013-2016 budget
World Programmes USD 165,000,000
Continental Programmes and ANOC USD 191,000,000
Olympic Games Subsidies USD 43,000,000
Complementary Programmes USD 21,000,000
Administration USD 18,000,000
TOTAL USD 438,000,000

Learn more:

2013-2016 "A Direct Line!" 

2013 Annual Report - A Direct Line!

2009-2012 Final report - Ground of Achievements

All Olympic Solidarity publications
(See under IOC Commissions - Olympic Solidarity)


Olympic Solidarity

Afghanistan's Rohullah (left) won his country's first Olympic Medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing
An Equal Footing - the Olympic Solidarity programme One of the most enduring and endearing qualities of the Olympic Games is the sight of athletes from many of the world’s less developed nations not only competing, but often winning, against those from more well-heeled backgrounds. The romantic notion is that total dedication and sheer talent is responsible for these tales of poverty to podium, but that is usually only half the story. What many outside the Olympic Movement are unaware of is the financial assistance given to such athletes through the Olympic Solidarity programme.
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