OLYMPIC CHARTER. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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1. Legal status

1.1. The IOC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organisation, of unlimited duration,

1.1.1. Its seat is in Lausanne (Switzerland), the Olympic capital

1.1.2. The object of the IOC is to fulfil the mission, role and responsibilities as assigned to it by the Olympic Charter.

2. Members

2.1. Composition of the IOC – Eligibility, recruitment, election, admittance and status of IOC members:

2.2. Natural persons.

2.2.1. The IOC is composed of:

2.2.2. No more than one such member national of any given country, as defined in and subject to BLR 16

2.3. Members of the IOC represent and promote the interests of the IOC

2.3.1. IOC members are not personally liable for the debts or obligations of the IOC.

2.3.2. Each member of the IOC is elected for a term of eight years and may be re-elected for one or several further terms Obligations Cessation of membership: Expulsion

2.3.3. Honorary President – Honorary Members – Honour Members:

3. The IOC Executive Board

3.1. Composition

3.1.1. The IOC Executive Board consists of the President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other members.

3.2. Elections, terms of offices, renewals and vacancies:

3.3. Powers, responsibilities and duties:

3.3.1. The IOC Executive Board assumes the general overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC and the management of its affairs.

3.3.2. Delegation of powers:

4. Organisation

4.1. The powers of the IOC are exercised by its organs, namely:

5. The Session

5.1. The Session is the general meeting of the members of the IOC. It is the IOC’s supreme organ. Its decisions are final. An ordinary Session is held once a year.

5.1.1. The powers of the Session are the following:

6. The President

6.1. The Session elects, by secret ballot, a President from among its members for a term of eight years renewable once for four years.

7. IOC commissions*

7.1. IOC commissions may be created for the purpose of advising the Session, the IOC Executive Board or the President as the case may be.

8. IOC Ethics Commission*

8.1. 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.

8.1.1. 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.

9. Languages

9.1. The official languages of the IOC are French and English.

9.1.1. At all Sessions, simultaneous interpretation must be provided into French, English, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.

9.1.2. In the case of divergence between the French and English texts of the Olympic Charter and any other IOC document, the French text shall prevail unless expressly provided otherwise in writing.

10. IOC Resources

10.1. The IOC may accept gifts and bequests and seek all other resources enabling it to fulfil its tasks.

10.1.1. In order to enhance the development of the Olympic Movement, the IOC may grant part of its revenues to the IFs, to the NOCs including Olympic Solidarity, and to the OCOGs.