Olympic Solidarity (OS)

Solidarité olympique (SO)
Solidaridad Olimpica

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History

Founded 1961, as Committee for International Olympic Aid (CIOA). From 1968, comprised a Commission of International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the same name. Merged, 1971, with 'Olympic Solidarity' project, initiated by the Permanent General Assembly of the 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.

Aims

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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Activities

Programmes for athletes: NOC preparation programme (Olympic Winter Games, Regional and Continental Games); Olympic scholarships for athletes; Team support grants; Youth development programme. Programmes for coaches: technical courses; Scholarships for coaches; Development of national sport structure. Programmes for NOC management: NOC infrastructure; Sports administrators programme; High-level education for sports administrators; NOC management consultancy; Regional fora. Programmes Special Fields: Olympic Games participation; Sports medicine; Sport and the environment; Women and Sport; International Olympic Academy; Sport for All; Culture and Education; NOC legacy.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F0281

Last News Received

20. Aug 2013
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