International Olympic Committee Director: Marina Fortun
Welcome to the International Olympic Committee! The IOC was established on June 23, 1894 and subsequently planned and organized the first Olympic Games of the modern era, which took place in Athens on April 4, 1896. The International Olympic Committee is in charge of choosing the cities for the winter and summer Olympic Games, as well as upholding rules and guidelines for each organizer to implement in the Games. In addition, the IOC also coordinates with the International Federations, which are organizations that deal with one or more sports at the global level, as well as with the National Federations, especially those in charge of hosting the Olympics, in order to ensure that the Olympic Movement is well promoted and protected. The two topics discussed in this committee will encompass problems that the IOC faces constantly and that strongly impact the Olympic movement. In committee, delegates are expected to be aware of the problems surrounding the environmental impact and sustainability efforts of the Olympics as well as the need for sport ethics and fair play, as players seek to compete after taking performance enhancing drugs. Furthermore, delegates are also expected to work in collaboration with one another to find solutions to the issues at hand while understanding the limits of the committee.
Topic 1: A Push for Smarter and More Thorough Anti-Doping Procedures Topic 2: Environmental Impact and Sustainability of the Olympics