International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) (French: Comité international olympique, CIO) is a Swiss non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of 100 active members, 33 honorary members, and 1 honour member. The IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic movement.The IOC organises the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years. The first Summer Olympics organised by the IOC were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896; the first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
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  • The Summer Olympics Are Not Winning Gold on Social Media

    … hasn’t managed to trademark the term “fans” or “speed.” Still others might exploit a social media loophole: At the moment, it’s impossible for the USOC to police Snapchat. In future years, that may be even more of a headache, because messaging services–another hard-to-police venue–are growing in popularity. According to eMarketer, by the time the 2018…

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  • The Olympic Flame Lights Up Twitter

    … The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero are fast approaching, and the Olympic flame is tweeting about it. Twitter U.K. head of sport Alex Trickett announced in a blog post that two Twitter accounts–@OlympicFlame and Portuguese-language @ChamaOlimpica—will enable fans to follow the Olympic torch on its journey from Greece to Brazil…

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  • The Mobile App 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Sponsors Should Create

    … make the phone look like a beautiful hand-crafted Omega timepiece–complete with a seconds-hand. In many Olympic events, style counts. It should in the app, too. Next, Visa takes the screen to show where all of the cash-changing venues and ATMs are relative to your GPS-enabled position. To make this functionality extra-special, in addition…

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