Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

Olympic Sport Governance

An examination of the international and national sport organizations that govern Olympic sport. Topics to be covered include: the history, structure and governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC); the roles and responsibilities of International Federations of sport (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and the Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs); the relationship of the IOC with IFs, NOCs, NGBs and OCOGs; the sources of revenue for the IOC and other international sport organizations; concurrent governance between diverse organizations in Olympic sport on the international and national levels; the role of regulatory organizations including the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS); the global governance of Paralympic sport; an examination of the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and event-specific legislation enacted by countries selected to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games; and dispute-resolution options in Olympic sport.
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