The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF)
NIF is an umbrella organisation which organises all national sports federations in Norway(1). NIF has 2.1 million memberships(2) and consists of 56 national federations, 19 regional confederations(3), app. 380 sports councils(4) and app. 12,500 clubs. The General Assembly of NIF is the supreme governing body of organised sport, and is held every fourth year.
1 The federations organise and manage individual sports
2 The amount of memberships must not be confused with the number of members. A person may be registered as a member in several sports.
3 The regional confederations serve as collective bodies for sports within each of Norway's 19 counties.
8 The sport councils form part of NIF’s organisational structure, and consist of all sports clubs in the municipalities which are members of NIF.
Tel: +47 21 02 90 00
Fax: +47 21 02 90 01
Sognsveien 75 L, 0855 Oslo
Norges idrettsforbund og olympiske og paralympiske komité
0840 Oslo, Norway
NIF’s vision is to be the most prominent contributor to achieving «sport for all». The Charter of the organisation is to work to provide everyone with the opportunity to participate in sport according to their own wishes and requirements. NIF intends to instil positive values for individuals and communities, thereby strengthening its position as a popular movement and motivation force in society.
Download NIF's statutes (English version. pdf)