The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance for all National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs.
The development and assistance budget approved by the Olympic Solidary Commission for the 2017-2020 plan amounts to USD 509,285,000, corresponding to the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games (Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018) which belongs to the NOCs.
Olympic Solidarity works closely with the International Federations (IFs) whose sports are on the Olympic programme.
There are three support areas available through Olympic Solidarity 1. World Programmes 2. Continental Programmes and 3. IOC Subsidies for Participation in Olympic Games
The World Programmes cover the five areas of sports development:
• Olympic Scholarships for athletes
• Team Support Grant
• Continental Athlete Support Grant
• Youth Olympic Games – Athlete Support
• Athlete Career Transition
• Refugee Athlete Support
• Technical Courses for Coaches
• Olympic Scholarships for Coaches
• Development of National Sports System
3. NOC Management and Knowledge Sharing
• NOC Administration Development
• National Training Courses for Sports Administrators
• International Executive Training Courses in Sports Management NOC Exchanges
• NOC Solidarity Exchange
4. Promotion of the Olympic Values
• Sports Medicine and Protection of Clean Athletes
• Sustainability in Sport
• Gender Equality and Diversity
• Sport for Social Development
• Olympic Education, Culture and Legacy
5. Forums and Special Projects
• Forums and Workshops
• Special Projects
The IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS) Courses and other activities can receive significant financial support from Olympic Solidarity funding. It is up to each NOC to decide whether a course will be supported or not. National Athletics Federations should forward their applications for support to their respective NOCs by the given deadlines.