CareerWhere can I find help for my career transition?
The Athlete365 website has resources to help with career transition, for example on CV assistance and skill profiling.What education opportunities are available to me as an athlete?What career opportunities are available to me as an athlete?
There are a number of Olympian Internships at the IOC as well as opportunities advertised exclusively to Olympians with TOP partners. These are advertised on the offers page throughout the year. Log in to find out more and see these offers in your profile.
FinanceWhere can I find help on sponsorship and dealing with the media?How can I maximise my exposure?Where can I find financial support to help with my career transition?
For details of countrywide bursaries, specific scholarships and other high-performance sport funding options (including Olympic Solidarity), contact your National Olympic Committee.
For general information on Olympic Solidarity, the process and opportunities, check out the Olympic Solidarity page on Olympic.org.
After the GamesWhere can I view Olympic Games footage?Where can I find results and classifications?Where can I find help with choosing a coach and my entourage?
You can learn how to find a good coach and what makes a good agent on the Athletes’ Entourage page on the Athlete365 website.
You can also learn about the science of coaching and how to maximise the impact of your sessions through the free course on Athlete365 Learning: The Art and Science of Coaching.
During the GamesWhere do I go to find information about the Olympic Village, my venues and other Games-time questions?
You can find information about Games time, the Olympic Village and other Olympic Games services on the Buenos Aires dedicated website and in the Get Ready Pack.
For additional information about the Olympic Games and other specific Games-time questions, contact your National Olympic Committee.
For any other queries, or to find out what support there is available to athletes, check out the Athlete365 Space in the Olympic Village.Where do I go to find information about events outside of Olympic Village?
The World Olympians Association delivers social events to which Olympians are invited for networking and discussions. To register interest for PyeongChang 2018, please follow this link.Where do I go to find information about Games tickets?
The World Olympians Association runs a free Olympian ticketing programme. To register interest for PyeongChang 2018, please follow this link.Where can I find information on lost property at the Olympic Games or if I have faulty welcome pack items?
For lost property queries or to report a faulty welcome pack item, please contact your National Olympic Committee. the information desk in the Athletes Village will be able to tell you where the lost and found desk is.Questions on clean sport at the Olympic Games?
If you have questions on clean sport whilst at the Olympic Games, please visit the Polyclinic and/or the Athlete365 space in the Olympic Village. You can email the safeguarding officer firstname.lastname@example.orgHow can I report harassment and abuse during the Olympic Games?
You can report an incident of harassment and abuse anonymously through the IOC’s Integrity and Compliance Hotline. You can also go to the Safeguarding office at the Polyclinic or email the Safeguarding officer directly email@example.comWhistleblowing – How can I report or step forward, in a secure way, with sensitive information on anti-doping rule violations?
Pre-GamesWhere can I find the calendar for my sport?
For competition schedules, calendars and results from previous competitions contact your International or National Federation.Where can I find the rules of my competition?How can I get funding to prepare for the Olympic Games?
To find general information and opportunities for Olympic Solidarity funding, visit the Olympic Solidarity page on Olympic.org.
For information on countrywide bursaries, specific scholarships and other high-performance sport funding options (including Olympic Solidarity funding), contact your National Olympic Committee.Where can I find the qualification criteria to get to the Olympic Games?Questions on sport at the Olympic Games?
For a list of all the sports at the Olympic Games, check out olympic.org/sports.
For questions related to the submission of entries for the Olympic Games, contact your National Olympic Committee.
To find out information on the Olympic venues, check out the Get Ready pack.Where can I find information about Olympic Games accreditation?
For all questions about Olympic Games accreditation, please contact your National Olympic Committee.
LearningHow can I improve my mindset when competing?
You can learn about how to improve your mindset when competing through the free course on the Athlete365 Learning: Sports Psychology – Getting in the Zone.Where can I find help on sponsorship and dealing with the media?
VoiceWhat is the solidarity model?
Solidarity is a core principle of the Olympic Games, to support all athletes from all countries, big or small, and from all sports, so as to give everyone an equal opportunity. The IOC generates and distributes 90 per cent of its revenue via this solidarity model to support the staging of the Olympic Games, including the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs); the Olympic Movement stakeholders (206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and 40 International Federations (IFs)); sports development; promotion of the Olympic Movement; engagement with young people; and the protection of clean athletes. This solidarity model makes universal participation at the Olympic Games possible, creating more equality among participating NOCs, and more equality for participating athletes and their sports.
It is important to note that the IOC’s solidarity model is not profit-oriented and a values-based model. If it were a profit-oriented model, it would for instance not be possible to have all the current Olympic sports as part of the Olympic programme. The same holds true for the athletes’ participation. If it were profit-oriented, the IOC could not support all the 206 NOCs and their athletes, and not all sports.
With regard to the support, the IOC gives to athletes, athletes’ support takes very different forms in all NOCs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. For this reason, in addition to the support provided directly by the IOC through various programmes, the IOC also provides funding to the NOCs, leaving it to each individual NOC to customise its support to athletes according to local needs. Each individual NOC decides how to make the best use of the IOC funding. This support takes different forms in different NOCs, ranging from prize money to funding athletes in the time between Olympic Games, investing in sports infrastructure, coaching programmes and many more.
With regard to support provided to the IFs, the IOC contribution helps the IFs to develop their respective sports and keep them functioning and relevant in the time between the Olympic Games. Support for the OCOGs is what makes the Games possible at all, and gives athletes the best possible conditions and a global stage on which to perform. Athletes and officials also benefit from IOC support through free travel, accommodation, medical services and more during the Games.Whom can I contact should I have any questions about athlete representation?
You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.How I can stay up-to-date with information about athlete representation within the Olympic Movement?
Stay where you are! You can find all relevant news here on Athlete365. Moreover, the IOC Athletes’ Commission will launch its own newsletter soon. Stay tuned!What kind of resources are available to athlete representatives?
There are a number of helpful resources of how to strengthen the effectiveness of your Athletes’ Commission, which can be found here.How does the IOC Athletes’ Commission support the worldwide network of Athletes’ Commissions?
The IOC Athletes’ Commission Strategy, which was presented during the 2017 IOC International Athletes’ Forum, outlines various support measures for athlete representatives within the Olympic Movement and can be found here.Who has an Athletes’ Commission?
Athletes’ Commissions are a model of athlete involvement that is replicated across a wide variety of Olympic Movement stakeholders. The remit of an Athletes’ Commission varies depending on the athletes they represent and their mandate within the organisation. These Athletes’ Commissions form the worldwide network, which includes Athletes’ Commissions from:
- International Sports Federations (IFs)
- Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
- National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
- World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
- Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs)
- International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
This worldwide network of Athletes’ Commissions communicates on a regular basis and the IOC Athletes’ Commission brings this network together, and engages with them through events, such as the IOC International Athletes’ Forum, regular video conferences and online discussion forums. Regular communication ensures the IOC Athletes’ Commission is discussing the most relevant athlete issues directly with athletes and it provides an opportunity for all Athletes’ Commissions to support and learn from each other.
To connect with the IOC Athletes’ Commission and other Athletes’ Commissions worldwide contact email@example.com or visit olympic.org/athlete365Why have an Athletes’ Commission?
The IOC’s mission is to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement.
Athlete involvement in decision-making is a core component of good governance within sports organisations.
An Athletes’ Commission enables athletes’ voices to be heard and experiences used for the improvement of sport.
As the athlete representatives, an Athletes’ Commission can inform an organisation’s decision-making process, strengthen good governance, and help safeguard the credibility of sport and the Olympic Movement.Where can I find help on sponsorship and dealing with the media?How can I maximise my exposure?How can I contribute to my sport or National Olympic Committee at the decision-making level?
Anti-dopingWhat other regulations should I be aware of?Where can I find the anti-doping rules for PyeongChang 2018?
The anti-doping rules for PyeongChang 2018 can be found here. You can also refer to the website of your International Federation for any sport-specific anti-doping rules.Whistleblowing – How can I report or step forward, in a secure way, with sensitive information on anti-doping rule violations?Where can I find updates on the fight against doping and information on the IOC reanalysis programme?Where can I find information on testing?
The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) page on the WADA website provides information on the Athlete Whereabouts programme, Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Management and Test Planning & Results Management.Where can I find a list of prohibited substances?
The What is Prohibited? page on the WADA website is where you can find a list of all prohibited substances.
Clean sport at the Olympic GamesQuestions on clean sport at the Olympic Games?
If you have questions on clean sport whilst at the Olympic Games, please visit the Polyclinic and/or the Athlete365 space in the Olympic Village.
Competition and manipulationHow do I report competition manipulation?
You can anonymously report any case of competition manipulation through the IOC’s Integrity and Compliance Hotline.Where can I find information on competition manipulation?
You can find information on the prevention of competition manipulation on the Athlete365 website and through the free Athlete365 Learning course: Competing with integrity.
HealthHow can I prevent injuries?
To learn more and for top tips on injury prevention, visit the Injury Prevention page on the Athlete365 website.How can I improve my mindset when competing?
You can learn about how to improve your mindset when competing through the free course on Athlete365 Learning: Sports Psychology – Getting in the Zone.What are the best foods to eat as an athlete?
You can learn about the best foods to eat as an athlete through the free course on Athlete365 Learning: Smarter Eating for Better Performance.
Prevention of harassment and abuse in sportHow can I report harassment and abuse during the Olympic Games?
You can report any incident of harassment and abuse anonymously through the IOC’s Integrity and Compliance Hotline.Where can I find information on the IOC initiatives related to the prevention of harassment and abuse in sport?
You can find information and resources on the prevention of harassment and abuse in sport, as well as other well-being topics, on the Safe Sport page.