“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life... (Olympic Charter – Fundamental Principle 1)
The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage is the heart of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s cultural and educational activities, it is one of the driving forces behind the international promotion and dissemination of Olympism. It manages all forms of IOC’s heritage. It fosters creation and dissemination of Olympic knowledge. It supports and produces wide-reaching and innovative programmes within the Olympic Movement and beyond, embracing different forms of expression. It coordinates all Olympic players and communities related to culture and education.
The Olympic Foundation for Culture & Heritage includes IOC Heritage Management, the Olympic Studies Centre, The Olympic Museum and International Programmes for Arts, Culture and Education.