Introduction of the Olympic Movement
The Olympic Movement is the concerted, organised, universal and permanent action, carried out under the supreme authority of the IOC, of all individuals and entities who are inspired by the values of Olympism. It covers the five continents. It reaches its peak with the bringing together of the world's athletes at the great sports festival, the Olympic Games. Its symbol is five interlaced rings. 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.
Mission of the IOC
The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. Acting as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family, from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (IFs), the athletes, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs), to the TOP partners, broadcast partners and United Nations agencies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shepherds success through a wide range of programmes and projects. On this basis it ensures the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, supports all affiliated member organisations of the Olympic Movement and strongly encourages, by appropriate means, the promotion of the Olympic values. The permanent seat of the IOC is in Lausanne, Switzerland.
As of May 2012, the IOC has 204 National Olympic Committees, 106 individual members, 32 Honorary Members, and 1 Honour Member. Dr. Jacques Rogge, the incumbent IOC President, was elected as President on the occasion of the 112th IOC Session in Moscow in July 2001. Korea joined the IOC in 1947. Since 1955, there have been eight IOC members from Korea. The active Korean IOC members are Kun-Hee Lee and Dae-Sung Moon.