International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of 100 active members, 32 honorary members, and one honour member. The IOC is the supreme authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement. The current IOC president is Thomas Bach. He was preceded by Jacques Rogge.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo: AFP

Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games come with huge risks

By 2028, a new stadium being built for the Los Angeles Rams and the Chargers will have been beaten up by nearly a decade of NFL games. The seemingly intractable problems of Southern California, traffic and homelessness, might get better or grow worse. So much can change in 11 years.