The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System: by Jean-Loup Chappelet

By Jean-Loup Chappelet

When the athletes input the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the entire international watches. Billions will proceed to persist with the occasions and to proportion within the athletes' joys and sorrows for the following 16 days.

Readers of this e-book, although, will watch imminent versions of the Olympic video games in a very diversified mild. not like many historic or legit guides and just a little biased advertisement works, it offers -- in a transparent, readable shape -- informative and engaging fabric on many elements of what Olympism is all approximately: its historical past, its association and its actors.

Although public consciousness is usually interested in a variety of matters surrounding this planetary phenomenon -- no matter if in regards to the overseas Olympic Committee, the athletes, the host towns or perhaps the scandals that experience arisen -- the Olympic procedure as such is comparatively little recognized. What are its buildings, its targets, its assets? How is it ruled and controlled? What approximately doping, gigantism, violence within the stadium?

In addition to delivering a wealth of data on these kind of topics, the authors additionally convey how energy, cash and picture have reworked Olympism over the a long time. They around off the paintings with thought-provoking reflections concerning the way forward for the Olympic procedure and the stumbling blocks it needs to triumph over with a purpose to survive.

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2 The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) enjoys special relations with the IOC because since 1956 it has been broadcasting the Games to all its member countries, and since 1992 including those in Eastern Europe. After a long relationship with the US network American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from 1964 through 1988, the IOC attributed the US broadcasting rights for the Summer Games—by far the most lucrative—to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) as of 1992 and through 2012. The extent of the sums paid by the broadcasters makes them sponsors in their own right, and whose importance is at least equal to those within the TOP program.

Apart from electing or dismissing members, the main powers of an Ordinary IOC Session are as follows:  To elect, by absolute majority, the IOC President for eight years and possibly to reelect him or her for four (a single reelection has been possible since the 1999 reform).  To elect, by absolute majority, each member of the IOC Executive Board (including the four vice-presidents) for four years, and possibly for a second four-year period as vice-president (further reelections are subject to a waiting period of two years).

The Executive Board) who devoted relatively little time to Olympic affairs. The IOC President nevertheless remains a non-remunerated official even though all the expenses related to carrying out his mission and his residence costs in Lausanne (notably his hotel suite and taxes), are borne by the IOC. That arrangement started with Samaranch and continued with the election of Rogge to the presidency in 2001, since the idea of a salary for the future president—discussed in 2000—had been abandoned. 1 Regular IOC members receive a per diem of US$1,400 during IOC meetings (US$3,000 for Executive Board members).

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