World programmes

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The World Programmes cover the four areas of sports development that are considered essential for NOCs to accomplish the mission that has been entrusted to them by the Olympic Charter.

17 World Programmes, 4 areas of action

Olympic Solidarity works closely with the International Federations (IFs) whose sports are on the Olympic programme, the IOC Commissions and several other Olympic Movement partners in order to develop and offer high-quality programmes to all NOCs, particularly those with the greatest needs.

For the 2013-2016 quadrennial period, the World Programmes are aimed primarily at increasing global assistance to athletes, reinforcing NOC structure and global management capacities, continuing to support coach education and development, and promoting the Olympic values.


Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Sochi 2014”
Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Rio 2016”
Team Support Grant
Continental Athlete Support Grant
Youth Olympic Games – Athlete Support


Technical Courses for Coaches
Olympic Scholarships for Coaches
Development of National Sports Structure

NOC Management

NOC Administration Development
National Training Courses for Sports Administrators
International Executive Training Courses in Sports Management
NOC Exchanges

Promotion of Olympic Values

Sports Medicine
Environmental Sustainability in Sport
Women and Sport 
Sport for All
Olympic Education, Culture and Legacy