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The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance to all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic values. The Olympic Solidarity Commission is responsible for defining the main courses of action and managing the activities of Olympic Solidarity, for example by approving programmes and the related budgets, and monitoring their implementation. It enjoys financial, technical and administrative autonomy, and reports to the IOC Executive Board and President, keeping them regularly informed about the main decisions taken, e.g. approval of programmes and budgets for the Olympic Solidarity plans. The Olympic Solidarity Commission relies on the Olympic Solidarity international office in Lausanne to implement, execute, monitor and coordinate all its decisions.
The Olympic Solidarity Commission administers the programmes adopted by Olympic Solidarity, which, as per the Olympic Charter, are to contribute to:
The Olympic Solidarity Commission is supported by Olympic Solidarity.
The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic ideals (Olympic Charter, rule 5).
The three sections – World Programmes, Continental Programmes and IOC Subsidies for Participation in Olympic Games - available through Olympic Solidarity function autonomously and complement one another. They cover the objectives of the NOCs, which are mainly to improve their functioning and organisational ability; to create or develop efficient structures; to organise training courses at various levels; and to profit from the technical and financial resources available, which in turn will benefit their athletes.
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Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH
Patrick Joseph HICKEY*
The Grand Duke Henri of LUXEMBOURG
Julio César MAGLIONE
Robin E. MITCHELL
Juan Antonio SAMARANCH
Richard Kevan GOSPER
Tomas Amos Ganda SITHOLE
Director of Olympic Solidarity
* Temporarily self-suspended