Olympic Solidarity Programmes

Olympic Solidarity Programmes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) supports the general development of Olympic Sports through its Olympic Solidarity programmes. The direct beneficiaries of these programmes will be the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs.

The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators and promoting the Olympic Ideals (Olympic Charter, Rule 5).

The NOCs will work closely with the National Federations Members (NFM) in the lead up to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and 2020 Olympic Games so that they can develop their own structures to favour the expansion of sport in their country.

The development and assistance budget approved by the Olympic Solidary Commission for the 2017-2020 plan amounts to USD 509,285,000, corresponding to the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games (Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018) which belongs to the NOCs. Olympic Solidarity redistributes these funds through programmes offered to all NOCs recognised by the IOC.

For the 2009-2012 quadrennial plan, 10,000 NOC activities were supported worldwide by Olympic Solidarity, including 2,100 scholarships for athletes, 1,300 training courses for coaches and sports administrators, and 650 initiatives to promote the Olympic values.


IGF National Federation Members who wish to apply for Olympic Solidarity funding for the organisation of Technical Courses for Coaches for golf through the Olympic Solidarity Programme should refer to the section “IGF Development Programmes” on for more information.

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