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October 14, 2021

Ali Iveson: Beijing 2022's effective vaccine mandate shows net closing in on anti-vax athletes

When you hear of someone "running out of excuses" in sport, the phrase is usually…
October 14, 2021

Cali 2021 to employ security checkpoints at Junior Pan American Games

Security checkpoints for the Junior Pan American Games have been installed in host city Cali…
October 14, 2021

OLYMPIC CHAMPION KIRSTY COVENTRY TO CHAIR IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION FOR BRISBANE 2032

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY ANNOUNCED THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COORDINATION COMMISSION FOR THE…
October 14, 2021

Bankers’ Association endorses budget’s focus

THE Bankers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) said the 2022 budget is critical to…
October 14, 2021

Women's hockey coach praises squad their unity at Pan Am Challenge

ANTHONY Marcano, coach of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s hockey team, has lauded the squad’s…
October 14, 2021

Akil Campbell pleased to be TT's 1st endurance cyclist at Worlds

FOR the first time in national cycling history, Trinidad and Tobago will be represented in…

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The main function of a National Olympic Committee is to ensure the representation of sportsmen and women from its country at the Olympic Games, but it is also encumbent con the Organisation to ensure the protection and the development of the Olympic Movement and amateur sports, and thus:

  1. Teach and encourage respect of the fundamental principles of Olympism.
  2. Act as a link with National Sports Federations affiliated to the International
  3. Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
  4. Encourage and assist the Government of its country in the enforcement of a Sport Programme for the youth, with a view to developing its character, health and civic sense.
  5. Oppose any political or commercial interference and any religious or racial discrimination in Sport.
  6. Propagate a programme meant to enlighten the public and the media on Olympic Philosophy.

National Olympic Committees are necessary for the furtherance of the Olympic Movement throughout the world, for it is only through a National Olympic Committee, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, that competitors could be entered in the Olympic Games. It is laid down in the Charter of the International Committee, and I quote: "National Federations shall forward entries to the Organizing Committee for transmission, if approved, to the Organizing Committee". The relevant Entry Forms must be signed by the President or Secretary of the National Olympic Committee.

The question now as to how one goes about forming an Olympic Committee in a country. In order to obtain recognition and thus become a member of the Olympic family, a National Olympic Committee must have at least five affiliated National Federations, three of which must govern a Sport included on the Olympic programme. These National Federations must perforce be affiliated to the relevant International Bodies.

Each National Olympic Committee has to organize and control the participation of its Team to the Olympic Games, including making provisions for its outfitting, transport, lodging, insurance and medical supervision. The National Olympic Committee is also fully responsible for the conduct of its delegation.