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You know about the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games; you know there are winter and summer editions; and you know they are held every two years; but do you know what and who are behind these Games? Who organises all that? Where do our revenues come from? Do you know what NOCs are? If not, take a look at the above video, and in less than five minutes you will have a good idea of who we are. A lot of people work behind the scenes to create the greatest sporting celebration on earth and much more.

Who we are

The IOC is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers. The IOC President presides over all its activities, while the IOC Session and Executive Board are responsible for taking the main decisions for the organisation.

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What we do

The IOC is committed to building a better world through sport. Our global activities extend far beyond the staging of the Games.

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How we do it

The IOC generates revenue for the Olympic Movement through several major marketing programmes, including the sale of broadcast rights and The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme. More than 90 per cent of this income is redistributed to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the IOC provides the equivalent of USD 3.4 million to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.

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