Olympic Solidarity (OS)
Solidarité olympique (SO)
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Founded 1961, as Committee for International Olympic Aid (CIOA). From 1968, comprised a Commission of B-XA2303 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the same name. Merged, 1971, with 'Olympic Solidarity' project, initiated by the Permanent General Assembly of the B-XB3109 - Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) to form the IOC Commission for Olympic Solidarity -- Commission pour la solidarité olympique or Olympic Solidarity Commission, which from 1971-1981 had only a consultative role but which since 1982 administers Olympic Solidarity. A Department of IOC.
Organize aid to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) recognized by IOC, particularly to those having the greatest need; promote the basic principles of the Olympic Movement; develop technical sports knowledge among athletes and coaches; improve the technical level of athletes and coaches through scholarships; train sports administrators; collaborate with the various IOC commissions as well as with the organizations and entities pursuing such objectives, particularly through Olympic education and the propagation of sport; create, where needed, simple, functional and economical sports facilities in cooperation with national or international bodies; support the organization of competitions at national, regional and continental level under the authority or patronage of the NOCs; encourage joint bilateral or multilateral cooperation programmes among NOCs; urge governments and international organizations to include sport in Official Development Assistance.
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