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1. Chapter 2

1.1. 15 Legal status

1.1.1. The IOC is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose objective is to fulfill the mission, function and responsibilities assigned by the Olympic Charter. In order to fulfil its mission and carry out its role, the IOC may establish, acquire or otherwise control other legal entities. such as -foundations -corporations.

1.2. 16 Members

1.2.1. 1. Composition of the IOC – Eligibility, recruitment, election, admittance and status of IOC members Bye-law to Rule 16 - page 37-41

1.3. 17 Organisation

1.3.1. The powers of the IOC are exercised by its organs, namely: 1. the Session, 2. the IOC Executive Board, 3. the President.

1.4. 18 The Session

1.4.1. It is the IOC’s supreme organ. Its decisions are final. An ordinary Session is held once a year. Extraordinary Sessions may be convened by the President or upon the written request of at least one third of the members. powers of the session -to adopt or amend the Olympic Charter -to elect the members of the IOC, the Honorary President, honorary members and honour members -to elect the host city of the Olympic Games Bye-law to Rule 18 - page 43-44

1.5. 19 The IOC Executive Board

1.5.1. The IOC Executive Board consists of the President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other members. The choice of its members will reflect the composition of the Session. At each election, the Session shall see to it that the above-mentioned principle is respected. Characteristics of elections, terms of offices, renewals and vacancies: -All members of the IOC Executive Board are elected by the Session, in a secret ballot, by a majority of the votes cast. -The duration of the terms of office of the Vice-Presidents and of the ten other members of the IOC Executive Board is four years Powers, responsibilities and duties: -The IOC Executive Board assumes the general overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC and the management of its affairs -it establishes an annual report including annual accounts, which it submits to the Session, together with the auditors’ report Delegation of powers The IOC Executive Board may delegate powers to one or more of its members, to IOC commissions, to members of the IOC administration, to other entities or to third persons

1.5.2. Bye-law to Rule 19 - page 47-48

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2.1. 20 The President

2.1.1. The Session elects, by secret ballot, a President from among its members for a term of eight years renewable once for four years -The President represents the IOC and presides over all its activities

2.1.2. Bye-law to Rule 20 - page 49

2.2. 21 IOC commissions

2.2.1. IOC commissions may be created for the purpose of advising the Session

2.2.2. Bye-law to Rule 21 - page 49 -51

2.3. 22 IOC Ethics Commission

2.3.1. The IOC Ethics Commission is charged with defining and updating a framework of ethical principles, including a Code of Ethics, based upon the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter of which the said Code forms an integral part. In addition, it investigates complaints raised in relation to the non-respect of such ethical principles, including breaches of the Code of Ethics and, if necessary, proposes sanctions to the IOC Executive Board. -The Chair and the members of the IOC Ethics Commission are elected by the Session, in a secret ballot, by a majority of the votes cast

2.3.2. Bye-law to Rule 22 - page 52

2.4. 23 Languages

2.4.1. -The official languages of the IOC are French and English -En todas las Sesiones, se facilitará interpretación simultánea en francés, inglés, alemán, español, ruso y árabe

2.5. 24 IOC resources

2.5.1. The IOC may accept gifts and bequests and seek all other resources enabling it to fulfil its tasks. It collects revenues from the exploitation of any of its rights, including but not limited to television rights, sponsorships, licences and Olympic properties as well as from the celebration of the Olympic Games