International Olympic Committee
July 5, 2022
The International Olympic Committee, abbreviated IOC (English: International Olympic Committee; French: Comité International Olympique) is the governing body of the Olympic movement. The IOC takes care of the organization and conduct of the Olympic Games, guided in its decisions by the Olympic Charter. It includes 205 national Olympic committees. IOC was founded in 1894 on the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. He is currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Today, the IOC is the largest and most respected sports organization in the world.