Olympic Solidarity

Olympic Solidarity

The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic ideals (Olympic Charter, rule 5).

Olympic Solidarity helps the NOCs to develop their own structures through relevant and targeted programmes, which enables them not only to consolidate their place and role within the Olympic Movement in general and within their own national structures, but also to increase their autonomy and independence.

Olympic Solidarity works closely with the International Federations (IFs) whose sports are on the Olympic programme, the IOC Commissions, and several other Olympic Movement partners in order to develop and offer high-quality programmes to all NOCs, particularly those with the greatest needs. In line with the IOC’s own strategy for 2021-2024, it is intended to further develop the NOC opportunity offer and place Olympic Solidarity as the main reference of the Olympic Movement for the development of sport. In this respect, all programmes have been reviewed and the internal delivery structure of Olympic Solidarity has been enhanced to provide optimal support to NOCs in their development activities from grass roots to elite level and beyond. For more information https://www.olympic.org/olympic-solidarity-world-programmes

Here is a brief overview of the Olympic Solidarity programmes that are important for biathlon NFs:

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Olympic Games Universality

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Milano-Cortina 2026” - 1st November 2023-February 2026


Technical Courses for Coaches

Olympic Scholarships for Coaches (used by IBU Academy)

Athlete Career Transition

NOC Athletes’ Commission Activity Grant

Sport Development

Development of National Sports System

Continental Athlete Support Grant

Youth Athlete Development

Refugee Athlete Support


Olympic Values

Olympic Values Programme


NOC Management and Knowledge Sharing

NOC Administration Development

National Training Courses for Sports Administrators

International Executive Training Courses in Sports Management

NOC Exchanges Forums for NOCs and their Athletes

Special Projects

National Federations should request information from their NOCs.

For assistance contact

Dagmara Gerasimuk - IBU Development Director