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Business-based international non-government organization. A term and description applicable to large-scale and high-profile sport-based organizations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), whose missions may have been outstripped by their commercial growth and the business rationale upon which their survival and expansion have been secured. Such organizations are non-profit-making, and may have charitable status or its equivalent, but remain the source of personal aggrandizement and are largely unaccountable to nation-states or to any body or authority representative of their international constituencies.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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