The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement and organizes the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The current IOC President is the German Thomas Bach, who was elected for an eight-year term on 10 September 2013. This is a page containing DW's recent content on the IOC and Thomas Bach.
The Paralympic Games are set to open in Pyeongchang. International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons spoke to DW about inclusion, and how the IPC and the IOC differ in their approaches to Russia and doping.
The IOC is set to welcome back the Russian Olympic Committee after it was banned from the Pyeongchang Games due to doping offenses. Critics aren't convinced enough has been done to ensure the ROC is brought into line.
The OAR team will have to wait until Sunday to find out whether they will be allowed to display their national flag at the closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games. A second doping case may have scuppered their hopes.