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Acting as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family, from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (IFs), the athletes, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs), to the TOP partners, broadcast partners and United Nations agencies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shepherds success through a wide range of programmes and projects. On this basis it ensures the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, supports all affiliated member organisations of the Olympic Movement and strongly encourages, by appropriate means, the promotion of the Olympic values.
In detail the role of the IOC, according to the Olympic Charter, is:
Olympic Agenda 2020 is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. It is made up of 40 recommendations designed to protect the uniqueness of the Olympic Games, place the athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement, keep Olympism alive 365 days a year, and much more.
While billions of people around the world enjoy watching the Olympic Games every two years, it is sometimes overlooked just how much work goes in to hosting the Games. The IOC works closely with local organisers for almost a decade to stage an edition of the Olympic Games that best fits into the social, environmental and long-term development plan of the host region.
Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. The Olympic Movement works year-round to promote Olympism and use sport as an agent for positive social change around the world.
The Olympic Movement is led by the International Olympic Committee and guided by the Olympic Charter. The Olympic Movement encompasses National Olympic Committees, International Federations, sports organisations, athletes and others. The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world through sport in accordance with Olympism and its values, including good governance and ethical principles.
The IOC’s priority is the protection of the clean athletes. The current strategy in the fight against doping and against match-fixing, manipulation of competition and relaxed corruption is based on a zero-tolerance policy, with the aim of ensuring that only clean athletes take part in competitions. Any investment into education, testing, research, logistics or staffing is considered an investment in the clean athletes.