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THE ORGANISING COMMITTEES OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
The Organising Committees of the Olympic Games organise the Olympic Games








MISSION OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE



The organisation of the Olympic Games is entrusted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the country of the host city as well as to the host city itself. The NOC forms, for that purpose, an Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) which, from the time it is constituted, communicates directly with the IOC, from which it receives instructions.
The OCOG executive body includes: the IOC member or members in the country; the President and Secretary General of the NOC; and at least one member representing, and designated by, the host city. In addition, it generally includes representatives of the public authorities and other leading figures.





From the time of its constitution to the end of its liquidation, the OCOG must comply with the Olympic Charter, the contract entered into between the IOC, the National Olympic Committee and the host city (Host City Contract) and the instructions of the IOC Executive Board.
Nowadays, these Organising Committees have turned into enormous administrative entities employing hundreds of people. The Organising Committee starts its work with a period of planning followed by a period of organisation which culminates in the implementation or operational phase.










A FEW ASPECTS OF AN ORGANISING COMMITTEE'S WORK



- To give equal treatment to every sport on the programme and ensure that competitions are held according to the rules of the International Sports Federations (IFs);
- to ensure that no political demonstration or meeting is held on Olympic sites;
- to choose and, if necessary, create the required installations: competition sites, stadiums and training halls; to arrange for the required equipment;
- to lodge the athletes, their entourage, the officials;
- to organise medical services;
- to solve transportation problems;
- to meet the requirements of the mass media in order to offer the public the best possible information on the Games;
- to organise cultural events that are an essential element of the celebration of the Olympic Games;
- to write the Final Report on the celebration of the Games in the two official languages and distribute it within two years after the end of the Games.





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 Organising Committee for Beijing 2008 (BOCOG)
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 Organising Committee for Vancouver 2010 (VANOC)
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 Organising Committee for London 2012 (LOCOG)
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 Organising Committee for Sochi 2014






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