Who founded the International Olympics Committee in 1894?

Why was the International Olympic Committee founded?

International Olympic Committee, organization formed in Paris in 1894 to conduct, promote, and regulate the modern Olympic Games (q.v.).

What was decided in 1894 at the International Congress in La Sorbonne?

On the 23rd of June 1894, on the eighth day of an international congress at the University of Paris La Sorbonne, the return of the Olympic Games was decided. On the same day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded following the impetus of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Who was the first president of International Olympic Committee?

After supporting the Athens candidature to stage the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, Vikélas was appointed as the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) President by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who had stipulated in the regulations at the time that the President should be chosen from the country where the next …

Which title did Pierre de Coubertin founder of International Olympic Committee?

He was a founding member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and served as its president from 1896 to 1925.

Who is the president of International Olympic Committee?

What is the role of the International Olympic Committee?

Its role is to supervise, support and monitor the organisation of the Games; ensure that they run smoothly; and make sure that the rules of the Olympic Charter are respected.

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