The IOC is at the very heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games.

The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.


Vision: Make for an inclusive world through Para sport.

Mission: To lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.

Founded on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation, the IPC is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a management team and various Standing Committees and Councils. Since 1999 it has been headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

The IPC’s primary responsibilities are to support the 200 plus members develop Para sport and advocate social inclusion, ensure the successful delivery and organisation of the Paralympic Games and act as the international federation for six Para sports.



ICSSPE was founded in the late 1950s with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them. It brings together a wide range of scientific and professional organisations of various sport branches and disciplines, and creates the possibility for interdisciplinary collaboration.


ICSSPE is a leader of the global movement educating for sustainable quality of life for all through physical activity and sport.


The mission of ICSSPE is to: 

Integrate research to enhance physical activity and sport. 

Educate for improved quality of life and health for all people through physical activity and sport. 

Promote policies for active lifestyles, human performances and good governance in physical activity and sport.


TAFISA strives to raise awareness about the benefits of Sport for All and physical activity.

As the world is facing an unprecedented epidemic of physical inactivity, which threatens our future and that of the next generations, TAFISA endeavours to reintroduce physical activity into the everyday life in order to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe, through the promotion of Sport for All.

The German Sport University Cologne, founded in Cologne in 1947, combines qualified teaching and international research of the highest level.

The German Sport University Cologne is no ordinary university. It is the only university in Germany that is dedicated exclusively to the world of sport and exercise science. While sport and exercise science courses are available alongside many other subjects at other universities, the situation in Cologne is unique: all aspects of the exciting field of sport and exercise science are studied in detail at 20 institutes, four affiliate institutes and nine academic centres.

This expertise concentrated in one location allows for a unique interdisciplinary approach and provides the opportunity to examine complex social topics from various perspectives of sport and exercise science. The spectrum ranges from health to biomechanics and physiology, but also economic, historical and ethical considerations.

The world’s leading trade fair for urban living environments becomes the global hub for public spaces, sports and leisure facilities. This is where the latest developments are showcased, where trends are set for the future and – last but not least – where the course is set for important business deals.

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