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International Olympic Committee

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité international olympique, CIO) is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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International Olympic Committee
Comité international olympique
Formation23 June 1894; 129 years ago (1894-06-23)
FounderPierre de Coubertin
Demetrios Vikelas
TypeSports federation (Association organized under the laws of the Swiss Confederation)
HeadquartersOlympic House,
Lausanne, Switzerland
107 active members, 41 honorary members, 206 individual National Olympic Committees
Official language
French (reference language), English, and the host country's language when necessary
Thomas Bach[1]
Vice Presidents
Ng Ser Miang[1]
John Coates
Nicole Hoevertsz
Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs
Director General
Christophe De Kepper Edit this at Wikidata
Anthem: Olympic Anthem
Motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius – Communiter
(Latin: Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together)
IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

Founded in 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern (Summer, Winter, and Youth) Olympic Games.[2]

The IOC is the governing body of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and of the worldwide Olympic Movement, the IOC's term for all entities and individuals involved in the Olympic Games. As of 2020, 206 NOCs officially were recognised by the IOC. Its president is Thomas Bach.

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