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International Olympic Committee

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
International Olympic Committee

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The governing body of the Olympic Games. The IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic movement and, in particular, the Olympic Games. It is responsible for ensuring that the Olympic Games are celebrated in the spirit that inspired their revival in Athens in 1896. The IOC elects its own members. Each member speaks either French or English, and resides in a country that has a National Olympic Committee accepted by the IOC to promote the Olympic movement and amateur sport in that country....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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