Olympic solidarity

Olympic Solidarity was created more than 50 years ago in order to assist newly independent countries, particularly in Asia and Africa, to develop their own structures to favour the expansion of sport at national level.

Olympic Solidarity works closely with the International Federations (IFs) whose sports are on the Olympic programme, the IOC Commissions and several other Olympic Movement partners in order to develop and offer high-quality programmes to all NOCs, particularly those with the greatest needs. For the 2017-2020 plan, the World Programmes are aimed primarily at increasing assistance for athletes and supporting NOCs in efforts to protect clean athletes, reinforcing NOC structure, continuing to support coach and sports administrators’ education and development, and promoting the Olympic Agenda 2020.