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19 Aug 2004
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Olympic Solidarity: more than 900 individual scholarships


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) promotes and develops sport through athlete and team scholarships, made available by Olympic Solidarity. The scholarships’ first objective is to allow the athletes to qualify and prepare themselves in the best conditions for the Olympic Games, in order to fulfil their dream.




900 individual and 55 team grants
For the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, more than 900 individual scholarships (652 men and 282 women) were allocated to athletes from more than 140 National Olympic Committees (NOCs). For teams, 55 grants were approved.




Funding from TV rights
The funding for these programmes comes from the share of Olympic Games television rights revenue allocated to the NOCs and managed by Olympic Solidarity.




Greatest need
The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise aid to NOCs recognised by the IOC, in particular those which have the greatest need of it. This aid takes the form of programmes elaborated jointly by the IOC and the NOCs, with the technical assistance of the International Sports Federations, if necessary.








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