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The IOC Subsidies for Participation in Olympic Games aim to help foster the universal spirit of the Games by guaranteeing the participation of all NOCs, as well as to provide a financial contribution to NOCs, which play a key role in ensuring the success of the Games.
The IOC Subsidies for Participation in Olympic Games are managed by the Olympic Solidarity office in Lausanne in coordination with the Organising Committees of the respective Olympic Games, and are given in three phases:
1. Before the Games: they cover the travel expenses for one person to attend the meeting between the Chefs de Mission and the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG).
2. During the Games: they contribute to travel expenses for a number of athletes and officials, logistical expenses and the transport and accommodation of NOC Presidents and Secretaries General.
3. After the Games: they are paid to the NOCs for their participation in and contribution to the success of the Games.