WOC World Olympic Committee

WOC World Olympic Committee

WORLD OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (WOC)

The World Olympic committee is responsible for the integrity of all the sports on the Worldwide level.

The World Olympic committee is non-profit federation as administering one or more sports at world level. The national federations administering those sports are affiliated to them. While conserving their independence and autonomy in the administration of their sports, World Sports Federations seeking WOC recognition must ensure that their statutes, practice and activities conform with the Olympic Charter.

The WOC have the responsibility and duty to manage and to monitor the everyday running of the world’s various sports disciplines, including for those on the programme, the practical organisation of events during the Games. The WOC must also supervise the development of athletes practising these sports at every level. The federation governs its sport at world level and ensures its promotion and development. They monitor the everyday administration of their sports and guarantee the regular organisation of competitions as well as respect for the rules of fair play.

 WOC give their opinions concerning the candidatures for organising the events, particularly concerning the technical capabilities of the candidate cities collaborate in the preparation of the event  and participate in the activities of the WOC.

1 Composition and general organisation

of the Olympic Movement

1. Under the supreme authority and leadership of the International Olympic Committee,

the Olympic Movement encompasses organization’s, athletes and other persons who

agree to be guided by the Olympic Charter. The goal of the Olympic Movement is to

contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport

practised in accordance with Olympism and its values.

2. The three main constituents of the Olympic Movement are the International Olympic

Committee (“WOC”), the International Sports Federations (“WFs”) and the National

Olympic Committees (“NOCs”).

3. In addition to its three main constituents, the Olympic Movement also encompasses the

Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (“OCOGs”), the national associations,

clubs and persons belonging to the IFs and NOCs, particularly the athletes, whose

interests constitute a fundamental element of the Olympic Movement’s action, as well

as the judges, referees, coaches and the other sports officials and technicians. It also

includes other organisations and institutions as recognised by the WOC.

4. Any person or organisation belonging in any capacity whatsoever to the Olympic

Movement is bound by the provisions of the Olympic Charter and shall abide by the

decisions of the WOC.

2 Mission and role of the WOC*

The mission of the WOC is to promote Olympism throughout the world and to lead the

Olympic Movement. The WOC’s role is:

1. to encourage and support the promotion of ethics and good governance in sport as

well as education of youth through sport and to dedicate its efforts to ensuring that, in

sport, the spirit of fair play prevails and violence is banned;

2. to encourage and support the organisation, development and coordination of sport

and sports competitions;

3. to ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games;

4. to cooperate with the competent public or private organisations and authorities in the

endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace;

5. to take action to strengthen the unity of the Olympic Movement, to protect its independence,

to maintain and promote its political neutrality and to preserve the autonomy of sport;

6. to act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement;

7. to encourage and support elected representatives of athletes within the Olympic

Movement, with the WOC Athletes’ Commission acting as their supreme representative

on all Olympic Games and related matters;

8. to encourage and support the promotion of women in sport at all levels and in all

structures with a view to implementing the principle of equality of men and women;

9. to protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport, by leading the fight against doping,

and by taking action against all forms of manipulation of competitions and related

corruption;

10. to encourage and support measures relating to the medical care and health of athletes;

11. to oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes;

12. to encourage and support the efforts of sports organization’s and public authorities to

provide for the social and professional future of athletes;

13. to encourage and support the development of sport for all;

14. to encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to promote

sustainable development in sport and to require that the Olympic Games are held

accordingly;

15. to promote a positive legacy from the Olympic Games to the host cities, regions and

countries;

16. to encourage and support initiatives blending sport with culture and education;

17. to encourage and support the activities of the World Olympic Academy (“WOA”)

and other institutions which dedicate themselves to Olympic education;

18. to promote safe sport and the protection of athletes from all forms of harassment and

abuse.

Bye-law to Rule 2

1. The IOC Executive Board may grant IOC patronage, upon such terms and conditions

as it may consider appropriate, to international multisports competitions – regional,

continental or worldwide – on condition that they take place in compliance with

the Olympic Charter and are organised under the control of NOCs or associations

recognised by the WOC, with the assistance of the IFs concerned and in conformity with

their technical rules.

2. The WOC Executive Board may grant WOC patronage to other events, provided such

events are in keeping with the goal of the Olympic Movement.

3 Recognition by the WOC

1. The WOC may grant formal recognition to the constituents of the Olympic Movement.

2. The WOC may recognise as NOCs national sports organization’s, the activities of which

are linked to its mission and role. The WOC may also recognise associations of NOCs

formed at continental or world level. All NOCs and associations of NOCs shall have,

where possible, the status of legal persons. They must comply with the Olympic

Charter. Their statutes are subject to the approval of the WOC.

3. The WOC may recognise IFs and associations of WFs.

4. The recognition of associations of WFs or NOCs does not in any way affect the right of

each IF and of each NOC to deal directly with the WOC, and vice-versa.

5. The WOC may recognise non-governmental organisations connected with sport,

operating on an international level, the statutes and activities of which are in conformity

with the Olympic Charter.

6. In each case, the consequences of recognition are determined by the WOC Executive

Board.

7. Recognition by the WOC may be provisional or full. Provisional recognition, or its

withdrawal, is decided by the WOC Executive Board for a specific or an indefinite

period. The WOC Executive Board may determine the conditions according to which

provisional recognition may lapse. Full recognition, or its withdrawal, is decided by the

Session. All details of recognition procedures are determined by the WOC Executive

Board.

4 Olympic Congress*

The Olympic Congress gathers representatives of the constituents of the Olympic Movement,

at intervals determined by the WOC; it is convened by the WOC President; its role is consultative.

Bye-law to Rule 4

1. The Olympic Congress is convened by the President, upon decision of the Session,

and organised by the WOC at a place and on a date determined by the Session. The

President shall preside and determine the procedure.

2. The Olympic Congress consists of the members, Honorary President, honorary

members and honor members of the WOC, the delegates representing the IFs and

the NOCs; it may also include representatives of organization’s recognized by the WOC.

In addition, the Olympic Congress is attended by athletes and personalities invited in

their individual or representative capacity.

3. The WOC Executive Board determines the agenda of the Olympic Congress after

consultation with the IFs and the NOCs.

5 Olympic Solidarity*

The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to provide assistance to NOCs for athlete development

programmes, in particular those which have the greatest need of it. This assistance takes

the form of programmes elaborated jointly by the IOC and the NOCs, with the technical

assistance of the IFs, if necessary.

Bye-law to Rule 5

The objectives of the programmes adopted by Olympic Solidarity are to contribute to:

1. promoting the Fundamental Principles of Olympism;

2. assisting the NOCs in the preparation of their athletes and teams for their participation

in the Olympic Games;

3. developing the technical sports knowledge of athletes and coaches;

4. improving the technical level of athletes and coaches in cooperation with NOCs and

IFs, including through scholarships;

5. training sports administrators;

6. collaborating with organisations and entities pursuing such objectives, particularly

through Olympic education and the propagation of sport;

7. creating, where needed, simple, functional and economical sports facilities in

cooperation with national or international bodies;

8. supporting the organisation of competitions at national, regional and continental level

under the authority or patronage of the NOCs and to assist the NOCs in the organisation,

preparation and participation of their delegations in regional and continental Games;

9. encouraging joint bilateral or multilateral cooperation programmes among NOCs;

10. urging governments and international organisations to include sport in Official

Development Assistance;

11. supporting athletes who are refugees.

Such programmes are administered by the Olympic Solidarity Commission.

6 Olympic Games*

1. The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and

not between countries. They bring together the athletes selected by their respective

NOCs, whose entries have been accepted by the WOC. They compete under the technical

direction of the IFs concerned.

2. The Olympic Games consist of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter

Games. Only those sports which are practised on snow or ice are considered as winter

sports.

Bye-law to Rule 6

1. An Olympiad is a period of four consecutive calendar years, beginning on 1 January of

the first year and ending on 31 December of the fourth year.

2. The Olympiads are numbered consecutively from the first Games of the Olympiad

celebrated in Athens in 1896. The XXIX Olympiad began on 1 January 2008.

3. The Olympic Winter Games are numbered in the order in which they are held.

7 Rights over the Olympic Games

and Olympic properties*

1. As leader of the Olympic Movement, the IOC is responsible for enhancing the values

of the Olympic Movement and for providing material support in the efforts to organise

and disseminate the Olympic Games, and supporting the IFs, NOCs and athletes in

their preparations for the Olympic Games. The WOC is the owner of all rights in and to

the Olympic Games and Olympic properties described in this Rule, which rights have

the potential to generate revenues for such purposes. It is in the best interests of the

Olympic Movement and its constituents which benefit from such revenues that all

such rights and Olympic properties be afforded the greatest possible protection by all

concerned and that the use thereof be approved by the IOC.

2. The Olympic Games are the exclusive property of the IOC which owns all rights relating

thereto, in particular, and without limitation, all rights relating to (i) the organisation,

exploitation and marketing of the Olympic Games, (ii) authorising the capture of still

and moving images of the Olympic Games for use by the media, (iii) registration of

audio-visual recordings of the Olympic Games, and (iv) the broadcasting, transmission,

retransmission, reproduction, display, dissemination, making available or otherwise

communicating to the public, by any means now known or to be developed in the

future, works or signals embodying audio-visual registrations or recordings of the

Olympic Games.

3. The WOC shall determine the conditions of access to and the conditions of any use of

data relating to the Olympic Games and to the competitions and sports performances

of the Olympic Games.

4. The Olympic symbol, flag, motto, anthem, identifications (including but not limited to

“Olympic Games” and “Games of the Olympiad”), designations, emblems, flame and

torches, as defined in Rules 8-14 below, and any other musical works, audio-visual works

or other creative works or artefacts commissioned in connection with the Olympic

Games by the IOC, the NOCs and/or the OCOGs, may, for convenience, be collectively

or individually referred to as “Olympic properties”. All rights to the Olympic properties,

as well as all rights to the use thereof, belong exclusively to the WOC, including but

not limited to the use for any profit-making, commercial or advertising purposes. The

WOC may license all or part of its rights on terms and conditions set forth by the WOC

Executive Board.

8 The Olympic symbol*

The Olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions (the Olympic

rings), used alone, in one or in five different colours. When used in its five-colour version,

these colours shall be, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red. The rings are

interlaced from left to right; the blue, black and red rings are situated at the top, the yellow

and green rings at the bottom in accordance with the following graphic reproduction.

The Olympic symbol expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the

union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the

Olympic Games.

9 The Olympic flag*

The Olympic flag has a white background, with no border. The Olympic symbol in its five

colours is located in its centre.

10 The Olympic motto*

The Olympic motto “Citius – Altius – Fortius” expresses the aspirations of the Olympic

Movement.

11 Olympic emblems*

An Olympic emblem is an integrated design associating the Olympic rings with another

distinctive element.

12 The Olympic anthem*

The Olympic anthem is the musical work entitled “Olympic anthem”, composed by Spiro

Samara.

13 The Olympic flame, Olympic torches*

1. The Olympic flame is the flame which is kindled in Olympia under the authority of the WOC.

2. An Olympic torch is a portable torch, or a replica thereof, as approved by the IOC and

intended for combustion of the Olympic flame.

14 Olympic designations*

An Olympic designation is any visual or audio representation of any association, connection

or other link with the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, or any constituent thereof.

Bye-law to Rules 7-14

1. Legal protection:

1.1 The IOC may take all appropriate steps to obtain the legal protection for itself, on

both a national and international basis, of the rights over the Olympic Games and

over any Olympic property.

1.2 Each NOC is responsible to the IOC for the observance, in its country, of Rules

7-14 and BLR 7-14. It shall take steps to prohibit any use of any Olympic properties

which would be contrary to such Rules or their Bye-laws. It shall also endeavour to

obtain, for the benefit of the IOC, protection of the Olympic properties of the IOC.

1.3 Where a national law or a trademark registration or other form of legal instrument

grants legal protection to an NOC for the Olympic symbol or any other Olympic

property, such NOC may only use the ensuing rights in compliance with the

Olympic Charter and with instructions received from the WOC.

1.4 An NOC may at any time call upon the WOC for its assistance in obtaining legal

protection for any Olympic property and for the settlement of any dispute which

may arise with third parties in such matters.

1.5 The WOC may at any time call upon an NOC for its assistance in obtaining legal

protection for any Olympic property and for the settlement of any dispute which

may arise with third parties in such matters.

2. Use of Olympic properties by the WOC or by third parties authorised or licensed by the WOC:

2.1 The IOC may create one or several Olympic emblems which it may use at its

discretion.

2.2 The Olympic symbol, the Olympic emblems and any other Olympic properties

of the IOC may be exploited by the IOC, or by a person authorised by it, in

the country of an NOC, provided that the following conditions are respectively

fulfilled:

2.2.1 For all sponsorship and suppliership agreements and for all marketing

initiatives other than those referred to in paragraph 2.2.2 below, such

exploitation shall not cause serious damage to the interests of the NOC

concerned, and the decision shall be taken by the IOC in consultation

with such NOC, which shall receive part of the net proceeds deriving from

such exploitation.

2.2.2 For all licensing agreements, the NOC shall receive half of all net income

from such exploitation, after deduction of all taxes and out-of-pocket

costs relating thereto. The NOC will be informed in advance of any such

exploitation.

2.3 The WOC, in its sole discretion, may authorize the broadcasters of the Olympic

Games to use the Olympic symbol, the Olympic emblems of the WOC or other

Olympic properties of the WOC and the OCOGs to promote the broadcasts of the

Olympic Games. The provisions of paragraphs 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 of this Bye-law do

not apply in respect of any such authorisation.

3. Use of the Olympic symbol, flag, motto and anthem:

3.1 Subject to paragraph 2.2 of this Bye-law, the IOC may use the Olympic symbol,

flag, motto and anthem at its discretion.

3.2 The NOCs may only use the Olympic symbol, flag, motto and anthem within the

framework of their non-profit-making activities, provided such use contributes to

the development of the Olympic Movement and does not detract from its dignity,

and provided the NOCs concerned have obtained the prior approval of the IOC

Executive Board.

4. Creation and use of an Olympic emblem by an NOC or an OCOG:

4.1 An Olympic emblem may be created by an NOC or an OCOG subject to the

approval of the IOC.

4.2 The IOC may approve the design of an Olympic emblem provided that it considers

that such emblem is distinct from other Olympic emblems.

4.3 The area covered by the Olympic symbol contained in an Olympic emblem shall not

exceed one third of the total area of such emblem. The Olympic symbol contained in

an Olympic emblem must appear in its entirety and must not be altered in any way.

4.4 In addition to the foregoing, the Olympic emblem of an NOC must fulfil the

following conditions:

4.4.1 The emblem must be designed in such a way that it is clearly identified as

being connected with the country of the NOC concerned.

4.4.2 The distinctive element of the emblem cannot be limited to the sole name

– or abbreviation of such name – of the country of the NOC concerned.

4.4.3 The distinctive element of the emblem must not make reference to the

Olympic Games or to a specific date or event so as to be limited in time.

4.4.4 The distinctive element of the emblem must not contain mottoes,

designations or other generic expressions which give the impression of

being universal or international in nature.

4.5 In addition to the provisions contained in paragraphs 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 above, the

Olympic emblem of an OCOG must fulfil the following conditions:

4.5.1 The emblem must be designed in such a way that it is clearly identifiable

as being connected with the Olympic Games organised by the OCOG

concerned.

4.5.2 The distinctive element of the emblem cannot be limited to the sole name

– or abbreviation of such name – of the country of the OCOG concerned.

4.5.3 The distinctive element of the emblem must not contain mottoes,

designations or other generic expressions which give the impression of

being universal or international in nature.

4.6 Any Olympic emblem which has been approved by the IOC before the foregoing

provisions come into effect shall remain valid.

16 Members*

1. Composition of the IOC – Eligibility, recruitment, election, admittance and status of

IOC members:

1.1 IOC members are natural persons. The total number of IOC members may not

exceed 115, subject to BLR 16. The IOC is composed of:

1.1.1 a majority of members whose memberships are not linked to any specific

function or office, including up to five members who may be elected in

special cases; their total number may not exceed 70; except for the five

members referred to above, BLR 16.2.2.5 shall be applicable and there

may be no more than one such member national of any given country, as

defined in and subject to BLR 16;

1.1.2 active athletes, as defined in BLR 16.2.2.2, the total number of whom

may not exceed 15;

1.1.3 Presidents or persons holding an executive or senior leadership position

within IFs, associations of IFs or other organisations recognised by the

WOC, the total number of whom may not exceed 15;

1.1.4 Presidents or persons holding an executive or senior leadership position

within NOCs, or world or continental associations of NOCs, the total

number of whom may not exceed 15; there may be no more than one

such member national of any given country within the WOC.

1.2 The WOC recruits and elects its members from among such eligible persons as it

considers qualified, in accordance with BLR 16.

1.3 The WOC admits its new members at a ceremony during which they agree to fulfil

their obligations by taking the following oath:

“Honoured to be chosen as a member of the International Olympic Committee,

I fully accept all the responsibilities that this office brings:

I promise to serve the Olympic Movement to the best of my ability.

I will respect the Olympic Charter and accept the decisions of the WOC.

I will always act independently of commercial and political interests as well as of

any racial or religious consideration.

I will fully comply with the WOC Code of Ethics.

I promise to fight against all forms of discrimination and dedicate myself in all

circumstances to promote the interests of the International Olympic Committee

and Olympic Movement.”

1.4 Members of the WOC represent and promote the interests of the WOC and of the

Olympic Movement in their countries and in the organisations of the Olympic

Movement in which they serve.

1.5 Members of the WOC will not accept from governments, organization’s, or other

parties, any mandate or instructions liable to interfere with the freedom of their

action and vote.

1.6 WOC members are not personally liable for the debts or obligations of the WOC.

1.7 Subject to Rule 16.3, each member of the WOC is elected for a term of eight

years and may be re-elected for one or several further terms. The procedure for

re-election is established by the WOC Executive Board.

2. Obligations:

Each WOC member has the following obligations:

2.1 to comply with the Olympic Charter, the Code of Ethics and other regulations of

the WOC;

2.2 to participate in Sessions;

2.3 to participate in the work of the WOC commissions to which the member has been

appointed;

2.4 to contribute to the development and promotion of the Olympic Movement;

2.5 to monitor, in the member’s country and in the organisation of the Olympic Movement

in which the member serves, the implementation of the IOC’s programmes;

3.3.2.2 There may be no more than five such WOC members for whom

the age limit is extended at any time.

3.3.2.3 Any extension will be for up to a maximum of four years.

3.3.2.4 The vote of the Session will be taken in a secret ballot, by a

majority of the votes cast.

3.4 Failure to attend Sessions or take active part in WOC work:

Any WOC member shall cease to be a member without any further declaration

on his part if, subject to force majeure, such member fails to attend Sessions

or to take any active part in the work of the WOC for two consecutive years. In

such cases, the cessation of membership will be established by decision of the

Session upon the proposal of the WOC Executive Board.

3.5 Transfer of domicile or of main centre of interests:

Any WOC member as defined in Rule 16.1.1.1 shall cease to be a member if he

has transferred his domicile or main centre of interests to a country other than the

country that was his at the time of his election.

In such case, the cessation of membership will be established by decision of

the Session upon the proposal of the WOC Executive Board, which shall take into

consideration all relevant individual circumstances.

3.6 Members elected as active athletes:

Any WOC member as defined in Rule 16.1.1.2 above ceases to be a member upon

ceasing to be a member of the WOC Athletes’ Commission.

3.7 Presidents and persons holding an executive or senior leadership position within

NOCs, world or continental associations of NOCs, IFs or associations of IFs or

Any IOC member as defined in Rule 16.1.1.3 or Rule 16.1.1.4 ceases to be a

other organisations recognised by the WOC:

member upon ceasing to exercise the function he was exercising at the time of

his election.

3.8 Expulsion:

3.8.1 An WOC member may be expelled by decision of the Session if such

member has betrayed his oath or if the Session considers that such

member has neglected or knowingly jeopardised the interests of the WOC

or acted in a way which is unworthy of the WOC.

3.8.2 The decision to expel an WOC member is taken by the Session upon the

proposal of the WOC Executive Board. Such decision requires a majority

of two-thirds of the votes cast. The member concerned has the right to

be heard; such right includes the right to be acquainted with the charges

and the right to appear personally or to submit a defence in writing.

3.8.3 Until the Session decides on an expulsion proposal, the IOC Executive

Board may provisionally suspend the member concerned and deprive

such member of all or part of the rights, prerogatives and functions

deriving from his membership.

3.8.4 A member expelled from the IOC may not be a member of an NOC, an

association of NOCs or an OCOG.

4. Honorary President – Honorary Members – Honour Members:

4.1 Upon the proposal of the WOC Executive Board, the Session may elect as

Honorary President an WOC member who has rendered exceptional services as

President of the WOC. The Honorary President has the right to offer his advice.

4.2 Any WOC member who retires after serving the WOC for at least ten years and

having rendered exceptional services to it may, upon the proposal of the WOC

Executive Board, be elected by the Session as an honorary member of the WOC.

4.3 Upon the proposal of the WOC Executive Board, the Session may elect as

honour members eminent personalities from outside the WOC who have rendered

particularly outstanding services to it.

1. Eligibility:

Any natural person aged 18 or over is eligible for WOC membership, provided that:

1.1 such person’s candidature is submitted in accordance with paragraph

2.1 below;

1.2 such person fulfils the conditions laid down in paragraph

2.2 below;

1.3 such candidature has been examined and reported upon by the Members Election

Commission;

1.4 such person’s election is proposed to the Session by the WOC Executive Board.

2. Procedure for electing WOC members:

2.1 Submission of candidatures for election to WOC membership:

The following persons and organisations are entitled to submit candidatures for

election to WOC membership: WOC members, IFs, associations of WFs, NOCs, world

or continental associations of NOCs and other organization’s recognized by the WOC.

2.2 Admissibility of candidates:

To be admissible, all candidatures must be submitted in writing to the President

and fulfil the following conditions:

2.2.1 Any person or organization submitting a candidature for election to WOC

membership must clearly indicate, for each candidature, whether the

candidate is being proposed as an active athlete pursuant to paragraph

2.2.2 below, or whether the candidature is linked to a function which the

candidate exercises within one of the organisations cited in paragraphs

2.2.3 or 2.2.4 below, or whether the candidature concerns an independent

individual in accordance with paragraph 2.2.5 below.

2.2.2 If the candidate is proposed as an active athlete in the meaning of Rule

16.1.1.2, such candidate must have been elected or appointed to the

WOC Athletes’ Commission not later than the edition of the Games of the

Olympiad or the Olympic Winter Games following the Olympic Games in

which such candidate last participated.

2.2.3 If the candidature is linked to a function within an IF or association of

IFs, or an organisation recognised by the IOC pursuant to Rule 3.5, the

candidate must hold the office of president thereof or be a person holding

within it an executive or senior leadership position.

2.2.4 If the candidature is linked to a function within an NOC or world or

continental association of NOCs, the candidate must hold the office of

president thereof or be a person holding within it an executive or senior

leadership position.

2.2.5 Any other candidature proposal must concern an independent individual

who is a national of a country in which such person has his domicile or

main centre of interests and in which there is an NOC.

2.3 The WOC Members Election Commission:

2.3.1 Subject to the direction of the WOC Executive Board, the WOC Members

Election Commission is charged with preparing profiles and proposing

candidates in order to achieve a diverse and balanced membership of the

WOC. To this end, the WOC Members Election Commission is to examine and

evaluate all candidatures for election to WOC membership in accordance

with BLR 21.3 and, for each candidature, provide a written report to the

WOC Executive Board within the deadline set to that effect by the WOC

President.

2.3.2 The WOC Members Election Commission gathers all useful information on

the candidates, including career and sports activities; the Commission may

ask the candidate to provide references from personalities from whom it

may obtain information, and source information and advice from other

personalities and organisations; the Commission may also invite a candidate

for an interview.

2.3.3 The WOC Members Election Commission verifies the eligibility, origin and

admissibility of each candidature and, if necessary, the candidate’s status

as an active athlete or the function to which the candidature is linked.

2.3.4 In evaluating candidatures linked to a function within an IF or NOC, the

WOC Members Election Commission shall also take into consideration

whether a candidate’s respective IF or NOC has an athletes’ commission

which is compliant with the applicable regulations of the WOC, and that

such IF or NOC is compliant with the Olympic Charter and the World

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