International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee is the guardian of the Olympic Games and the leader of the Olympic Movement.

It heads the Olympic Movement and works with all Olympic stakeholders, including athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, the Worldwide Olympic Partners and Olympic broadcast partners. It also works with the United Nations and all its agencies.

The vision of the International Olympic Committee is to Build a Better World through Sport.

The IOC is at the centre of global sport, supports all its stakeholders, promotes Olympismvery heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games.

The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are responsible for the testing process, based on the Code, during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, respectively.

They also sanction those who commit anti-doping rule violations during the Games. The IOC, on behalf of the sport movement, provides half of WADA’s budget.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) rules require that National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) agree to implement the Code.

In addition, under the Code, in countries where there is no established National Anti-Doping Organization, the responsibility of anti-doping activities reverts to the NOC.