dumdeedoo asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

who makes up the international olympic commitee?

the IOC. if they're the ones to pick the host can't it be biased? like the members picking their own country. or countries buying the vote


i would really like to pick all you guys as best answers..since i can't ill put it up for votes

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    President IOC- Jacques Rogge (Belgium)

    Executive Board- Consists of the President, 4 vice presidents and ten other members. All members are elected by the Session the terms of the VP's and the other 10 members 4 years.

    They are the ones that determine which bid cities qualified to go before the IOC Members as candidates usually picking 4-5 candidates.


    Members- 110 members, 25 honoree members, 2 honor members and Juan Antonio Samaranch is Honorary President for life.

    15 members come from the IF'S (International Federations), 15 from the NOC'S and 70 others as individual members.

    They act as representatives in their respective countries, not as delegates of their respective countries within the IOC. They are the ones to vote on the host city for the Olympics.


    They are chosen and voted on by the IOC from among those persons deemed qualified by the by the election nomination committee.


    NOC'S- Made up of 205 National Olympic committee members ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe they are countries, independent territories and protectorates.

    1)In Charge of the respective national sport federations and make sure athletes from their respective nations attend the Olympic games.

    2)They supervise the preliminary selection of potential bid cities before a candidate city can compete other countries it first must win the election process by the NOC in its own country.

    For example the USA NOC (USOC) picked Chicago over LA.

    sURE MEMBERS CAN VOTE FOR THEMSELVES BUT THEY ALSO TRY TO GET THE VOTES OF OTHER MEMBERS FROM THEIR OWN CONTINENT. IOC likes to rotate continents for the host cities. In 2008 vote it was Asia's turn as the last time they hosted was 1988 Europe 2 times, North America 1 and Australia 1 as last time they hosted was 1956. You had 2 Asian cities Beijing and Osaka also Toronto as lone North American and 2 European candidates Istanbul and Paris.

    Asian Members decided to go with Beijing as China unlike Japanese city never hosted and Osaka was out in the 1st round. After that 56 members voted for Beijing in the 2nd round as closest city was Toronto with 22 votes.

    Nothing says a South American or Afrian city can't host the Olympics, but it is probally beyond their logistical and financial ability.

    In Winter Olympics you Only have North America, Asia (so far only Japan) and Europe as host cities do to geographical restrictions.


    Bribes having an influence maybe , but not like it used to as the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics created a real uproar it was bad for the sponsers , but in my opinion they did what every other host city did and besides they still would have won as Europe whent twice 1992 and 1994 and then Asia (Japan) in 1998. Since a city from Canada hosted in 1988 that ruled out Quebec City.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The IOC comprises several delegates from different states and countries. Biased would be present of course for the members to pick their own country.."Love your Own" but I think it would not greatly affect the voting. Majority of the committee follows a certain standard in voting for the host country. It has hard to take control the whole voting i guess...! maybe buying of votes would take great effects but it cannot control the whole process of choosing the host country.

  • 1 decade ago

    The total number of IOC members may not exceed 115. Each member of the IOC is elected for a term of eight years and may be re-elected for one or several further terms.

    1. A majority of members whose memberships are not linked to any specific function or office; their total number may not exceed 70; there may be no more than one such member national of any given country;

    2. Active athletes, the total number of whom may not exceed 15, elected for eight years by their peers during the Olympic Games;

    3. Presidents or persons holding an executive or senior leadership position within IFs, associations of IFs or other organisations recognised by the IOC, the total number of whom may not exceed 15;

    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 IOC.

    Members from countries which have cities bidding to host the games are excluded from the voting process, up until the point where their city drops out of the contest

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