Olympic Solidarity

Updated: 03 May, 2022 04:06 pm

Olympic Solidarity is the body responsible for managing and administering the share of the television rights of the Olympic Games that is allocated to the National Olympic Committees (NOCs). It exercises this responsibility in accordance with the specific programmes of technical and financial assistance approved by the Olympic Solidarity Commission. It assists the NOCs and the Continental Associations with their efforts for the development of sport through programmes carefully devised to match their specific needs and priorities.

Olympic Solidarity (founded in 1961) reflects the Olympic ethic of which the basic notions are generosity, understanding and international cooperation, cultural exchanges, the development of sport and its educational aspects and the promotion of a society concerned with human dignity and peace.

“The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic ideals (Olympic Charter, rule 5).”

Rule 5, Olympic Charter

Budget and Programmes

The development and assistance budget approved by the Olympic Solidary Commission for the 2021-2024 plan amounts to USD 590,000,000, corresponding to the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022) which belongs to the NOCs. Olympic Solidarity redistributes these funds through programmes offered to all NOCs recognised by the IOC.

World Programmes USD 258,270,000 (44%)
Continental Programmes and ANOC USD 222,100,000 (37%)
IOC Subsidies for NOCs’ Participation in Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games USD 70,500,000 (12%)
Administration USD 22,600,000 (4%)
Technical Support Services USD 16,530,000 (3%)

World Programmes budget: 258,270,000 USD

Olympic Games Universality USD 79,000,000
Entourage USD 38,000,000
Sport Development USD 43,000,000
Olympic Values USD 25,000,000
NOC Management and Knowledge Sharing USD 58,270,000
Forums and Special Projects USD 15,000,000

Continental Programmes budget:  222,110,000 USD

ANOC USD 16,000,000
Africa USD 51,000,000
Americas USD 40,100,000
Asia USD 42,200,000
Europe USD 47,800,000
Oceania USD 25,000,000

2021-2024 Key Priorities

In line with the IOC’s own strategy for 2021-2024, the key priorities of the Olympic Solidarity 2021-2024 Plan are to further develop the NOC opportunity offer and place Olympic Solidarity as the main reference of the Olympic Movement for the development of the sport. As a result, the strategic objectives of the Olympic Solidarity 2021-2024 plan are the following:

    Empower NOCs to keep athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement Ensure good governance, financial control and compliance Strengthen the Olympic Movement’s solidarity funding model Align with the IOC’s strategy for the post-coronavirus world Enable NOCs to contribute to the promotion of the Olympic Values Provide individualised services to NOCs Measure the real impact of the Olympic Solidarity programmes and funding on the worldwide development of sport

Useful links:

2021-2024 OS Plan

2017-2020 OS Final report

IOC Olympic Solidarity