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 world gymnastics federation FIG wants to add the growing parkour discipline to its remit, in time for Olympic inclusion in 2024. Yet parkour groups are fighting the bid tooth and nail, saying #WeAreNOTGymnastics.
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.