equality of sports which are international and democratic.
It is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining
in a balanced whole the qualities of
body, will and mind. The goal of the Olympic
Movement is to contribute to building a
peaceful and better world by educating
youth through sport practiced without discrimination
of any kind, in a spirit of
friendship, solidarity and fair play. The
Olympic Movement is defined also by the
numerous activities in which it engages,
sport and competitions through the intermediary of national
sports institutions world-wide.
with public and private organisations
to place sport at the service of mankind.
to develop "Sport for All".
of women in sport at all levels and in all structures, with
a view to achieving equality between men and women.
to all forms of commercial exploitation of sport and athletes.
sports ethics and fair play.
of environmental problems.
and educational support for developing
countries through the IOC institution
ANOC affiliates all the 202 NOCs recognized by the
International Olympic Committee. These NOCs all
belong to one of the five Continental Associations
under the IOC as per their geographical location, viz.
Africa : Association of the National Olympic Committees
of Africa (ANOCA),
The Americas : Pan American Sports Organization
Asia : Olympic Council of Asia (OCA),
Europe : European Olympic Committees (EOC),
Oceana: (Oceania National Olympic Committees