International Olympic Committee
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|Formation||23 June 1894|
|95 active members, 44 honorary members, 2 honour members (Senegal and United States), 206 individual National Olympic Committees|
The International Olympic Committee (IOC;
The IOC is the governing body of the
The IOC was created by
The IOC organises the modern
Until 1992, both Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. After that year, however, the IOC shifted the Winter Olympics to the even years between Summer Games, to help space the planning of the two events from one another, and improve the financial balance of the IOC, which receives a proportionally greater income in Olympic years.
In 2009, the
During each proclamation at the Olympics, announcers speak in different languages: French is always spoken first, followed by an English translation, and then the dominant language of the host nation (when this is not English or French).
The IOC received approval in November 2015 to construct a new headquarters in