Olympic Solidarity Program


The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to provide assistance to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) for athlete development programmes, in particular those with the greatest need for it.

This assistance is achieved through multi-faceted programs prioritizing athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promotion of the Olympic Values.

The Olympic Solidarity Program is a direct response to Rule 5 of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Charter. Rule 5 is ‘Olympic Solidarity’ which states: ‘The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to provide assistance to NOCs for athlete development programmes, in particular those which have the greatest need of it. This assistance takes the form of programmes elaborated jointly by the IOC and the NOCs, with the technical assistance of the IFs, if necessary.’

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The program is administered by the Olympic Solidarity Commission and it is funded from income generated by the sale of broadcast rights of each edition of the Olympic Games. The Olympic Solidarity Program disburses funds to NOCs through two funding arms: World Programs and Continental Programs.

The 2021 - 2024 Olympic Solidarity Program

The development and assistance budget approved by the Olympic Solidarity Commission for the 2021-2024 plan amounts to USD 590,000,000, corresponding to the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022) which belongs to the NOCs. Olympic Solidarity redistributes funds  through programs offered to all NOCs recognised by the IOC.

2021-2024 Budget

USD 258,270,000 for the World Programmes, which cover and reinforce all areas of sports development;
USD 222,100,000 for the Continental Programmes, which meet some of the specific needs of each continent;
USD 70,500,000 for the IOC Subsidies for NOCs’ Participation in Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, which offer financial support to NOCs for the Games.

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By virtue of being a National Olympic Committee (NOC) and also a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), GNOC has access to both funding program arms.

Olympic Solidarity - World Program

Through World Programs, GNOC has access to the following, which it has utilized since inception and continues to benefit from.

  • NOC Exchanges
  • NOC Activities Commission
  • Olympic Scholarships for Coaches
  • National Courses for Sports Administrators
  • Development of National Sports Systems
  • Olympic Values
  • Team Support Grant
  • IOC Scholarships
  • Special Projects
  • Sport Medicine: Advanced Team Physician Course
  • Sport Medicine: IOC World Conference on the Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport
Olympic Solidarity - Continental Program

GNOC benefits from the Continental Program which is administered by ONOC to all its 17 member NOCs. Under the Continental Program, GNOC has continued access to the following:

  • OlympOceania (for headquarters infrastructure purchase which is a one-off grant that been utilized)
  • NOC Activities Program
  • Regional and National Games
  • Sport Equipment Grant
  • Sport Development Officer Grant
  • Finance Officer Grant
  • Sport Education Officer Grant

More about GNOC’s participation in the Olympic Solidarity Program and its benefits to Guam’s National Federations, athletes, Team Guam to various Games can be found in the ONOC Annual Reports digitally available on the ONOC website.

The ONOC Annual Reports are available for the years 2006 to 2019. The GNOC Reports are included within each annual edition.

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For more information, please email Mike Kohn