According to AbbreviationFinder, International Olympic Committee is abbreviated as IOC.
Since its founding, the IOC has held a series of high-level meetings where the past, present and future of the international Olympic movement have been discussed. They are divided into two types:
The Olympic Congresses are meetings related to the Olympic Movement that are held in irregular periods (in recent times once a decade) which are organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Representatives of all the organizations that make up the Olympic movement take part in these congresses: The International Olympic Committee itself, the National Olympic Committees, the International Sports Federations, the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games, athletes, coaches, judges and the media., as well as other participants and observers.
Issues of importance regarding the international Olympic movement at that time are debated; In addition, it is exposed, discussed and concluded on the Olympic level and history achieved until then and its future projection.
Since 1894, when the first congress was held in Paris, a total of 13 congresses have been held today, the last being held in 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In each congress, different topics are analyzed, such as:
- In 1894 Paris, France Reestablishment of the Olympic Games.
- 1897 Le Havre, France, Hygiene and sports pedagogy.
- 1905 Brussels, Belgium, Physical and sports education.
- 1906 Paris, France Art, literature and sport.
- 1913 Lausanne, Switzerland, Sports Psychology and Physiology.
- 1914 Paris, France, Olympic Regulations.
- 1921 Lausanne, Switzerland Olympic regulations.
- 1925 Prague, Czechoslovakia, Sports Education – Olympic Regulations.
- 1930 Berlin, Germany, Olympic Regulations.
- 1973 Varna, Bulgaria, Sport for a world in peace – The Olympic Movement and its future.
- 1981 Baden-Baden, West Germany, United by and for sport. The future of the Olympic Games – International cooperation – The future Olympic Movement.
- 1994 Paris, France, Centennial Olympic Congress, Congress of Unity. The contribution of the Olympic Movement to modern society – Sport and media
- 2009 Copenhagen, Denmark, The Olympic Movement in Society
IOC sessions are generally meetings of IOC members where questions or actions to be taken regarding the Olympic movement are put to a vote. It is the supreme body of the IOC and its decisions are final. Each member of the IOC has the right to vote.
An ordinary session is held once a year. In case of emergency or to resolve issues that are still pending, an extraordinary session can be called in convenience with the President of the IOC or by written request of at least two-thirds of the members.
The most important activities carried out in the sessions are, among others:
- Adapt or modify the Olympic Charter.
- Elect the members of the Olympic Committee, the Honorary President, honorary members and honorary members.
- Elect the President, Vice President and all other members of the Executive Body.
- Choose the host city of the Olympic Games.
- Determine which sports will be on the Olympic calendar and which will not.
New pronouncements from the IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in favor of including 10 new modalities in the program of the next Winter Cleanse that will take place in 2014 in the Russian city of Sochi, said the spokesman of this organization, Mark Adams, after a meeting of the IOC Executive Committee in Acapulco, Mexico. The official specified that the president of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, has the power to make the final decision on the matter at the end of April 2011.
The new disciplines to be included in the sports program are team figure skating, biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, team luge relay, as well as the men’s and women’s variants of Halfpipe skiing, Slopstyle skiing and table skiing. Slopstyle snow.
In 2011, the IOC also approved golf and rugby football as sports to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.