About Us

About Us

The Lebanese Olympic committee was founded in Lebanon as an independent organizing sports entity, by national decree number 1350, dated 28/12/1946.

Its logo is the Lebanese flag, topped by the five Olympic Rings.

The NOC of Lebanon was officially recognized by the IOC on 22/11/1947.

The aim of the Lebanese Olympic committee is to spread the Olympic movement and its ideas in Lebanon. It takes the Olympic Charter as basis for its goals, actions, and bylaws.

The role of the Lebanese Olympic Committee on the local level is:

a-Strive to ensure the respect of the content of the Olympic Charter to the fullest in Lebanon, and to abide by all the decisions of the international Olympic Committee and the international federations recognized by the international Olympic Committee, as well as to keep sane and harmonious relations with the local authorities, taking into consideration the local laws and regulations that does not contradict with the Olympic charter.

b-Promote, develop, and protect the Olympic movement in Lebanon, in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

c-Propagate the Olympic movement and the principles of Olympism , as well as the spirit of sports ethics; fight against violence and racism.

d-Fight against doping and all sorts of substances prohibited by the international Olympic Committee and the world Anti-Doping Agency, and the international federations. Work in cooperation with the local authorities to establish a national program for this purpose, and ensure the means to conduct doping tests inside and outside the Lebanese territory for the athletes participating in the name of Lebanon. Adopt and implement the world Anti-Doping Code, thereby insuring that the Lebanese Olympic Committee s and anti-doping policies and rules , membership and / or funding requirements and the results management procedures conform with the world Anti- Doping Code and respect all the roles and responsibilities for NOCs that are listed within the world Anti-Doping Code.

e-Establish Sports cultural programs, and strive to implement them in the physical education curricula adopted in schools, institutes, and universities.

f-Establish an Olympic Academy with Olympic education as aim, and supervise it.

g- Establish a national Olympic museum as national memory for Olympism.

h-Promote and develop sports on all levels.

i-Organize training courses that aim to prepare and develop administrators, coaches, and athletes.

j-Organise activities aiming for peace, reviving women’s sports, and dealing with environmental issues.

k-Pledge to respect the articles 7,8,9,10,11,12,28,29,30,31,32, of the Olympic Charter, and their relating texts.

l-Protect the Olympic mottos (flag and symbol), and the words <Olympic> and <Olympiad>, and their derived words, and prohibit their use for commercial purposes or other purposes not related to the Olympic movement.

m-Award prizes and rewards to encourage athletes, sports organizations, and the people responsible for them.

The role of the Olympic Committee on the international Olympic level:

a-the Lebanese Olympic Committee pledges to participate in the winter and summer Olympic Games, as well as world, continental, and regional multi sport tournaments under the patronage of the international Olympic Committee, through sending delegations that include athletes and officials.

b-Present a candidacy to host the Olympic Games, and name the city proposed for the hosting.

c-Suggest the Organizing Committee for the tournament, according to the provisions of the Olympic Charter.

d-chooses the representatives of Lebanon to the Olympic Games, according to the basis adopted by the IOC, and sign the registration forms of the athletes.

e-Supervise the representatives of Lebanon during the Olympic Games, and the games stated in paragraph <a> above, and equip them with what does not conflict with the decisions of the IOC, and ensure their transport and lodging.

f-Take the decision to participate in regional games under the patronage of the IOC when it is invited to do so, taking into consideration proper rules and regulations.

g-Ensure the proper and continuous contact with the IOC, the National Olympic Committee (NOCs), the organizing committee of the Olympic Games, and the Continental and regional games, and the International federations.

h-Present annual reports of its activities to the IOC, and to the relevant governmental authorities in Lebanon.

i-Maintain its independence, and resist all sorts of pressure, including but not limited political, legal, religious, and economical pressures that could impede the application of the Olympic charter; the Lebanese NOC has to maintain a relation of cooperation and coordination with the relevant governmental and coordination with the relevant governmental authorities.