International Olympic Committee

Chair: Wilson Liu

About the Committee:

In our modern world, we have a diverse range of sports events to view and enjoy; however, the Olympic Games remains to be the most influential event worldwide. Although many people in our days have criticized the Olympic Games to be wasteful and unnecessary, it is undeniable that the Olympic Games have continuously served as an opportunity for international unity and cooperation. Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, 51 summer and winter games have been hosted in 53 cities. The Games serve as an elegant stage for athletes to compete with goodwill and hard work. Our committee is the supreme governing body of the entire Olympic Movement; you, our delegates, are the beating hearts of this excellent forum of peaceful cooperation between countries. Your decisions here will determine the future of our movement, and in return, this movement will further the spirit international cooperation.

background guide coming in November!

TOPIC A:  partitioning hosting rights between nations

TOPIC B:  international facilitation of the “olympic movement”

Topic C: host city selection for the 1992 summer olympic and paralympic games

 

A LETTER FROM THE DaiS:

Honorable Delegates,

My name is Wilson Liu, thy director. I am a junior studying political science and economics with a minor in French. I created this historical session of the International Olympics Committee to discuss two very important issues for the Olympic Movement -- host city selection and mediation of conflicts on the Korean Peninsula. I have rarely participated in a committee with the Olympic theme during my five years of Model UN career, and I hope you all will enjoy these topics through research, debate, and cooperation with each other. May the odds be ever in your favor.

My name is Keith Johnstone, the assistant director for this committee. I am a sophomore studying business with a minor in political science. I joined Wilson in the effort to create this committee because I look forward to the opportunity to expose young delegates to the intriguing details of policy making through a non-traditional lens. I have rarely received the opportunity to participate in a committee as unique as this in my five years of Model UN. We hope you all have as much fun researching as we have, and we look forward to meeting you all in January!

In our modern world, we have a diverse range of sports events to view and enjoy; however, the Olympic Games remains to be the most influential event worldwide. Although many people in our days have criticized the Olympic Games to be wasteful and unnecessary, it is undeniable that the Olympic Games have continuously served as an opportunity for international unity and cooperation. Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, 51 summer and winter games have been hosted in 53 cities. The Games serve as an elegant stage for athletes to compete with goodwill and hard work.

Our committee is the supreme governing body of the entire Olympic Movement; you, our delegates, are the beating hearts of this excellent forum of peaceful cooperation between countries. Your decisions here will determine the future of our movement, and in return, this movement will further the spirit of international cooperation. To amend the IOC’s creed, let’s build a better world through sport.

Go Blue!

Wilson and Keith