Olympic Solidarity is a division of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that assists National Olympic Committees, such as the Eswatini Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association, for athlete development programmes, in particular those with the greatest need for it. This assistance is achieved through multi-faceted programmes prioritising athlete development but also training of coaches and sports administrators and promoting the Olympic Values.
Funding for the Olympic Solidarity Programmes is derived from National Olympic Committees’ share of the television rights for the broadcast of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. This is Olympic Solidarity’s only income.
For information on the history and purpose of Olympic Solidarity refer to:
Olympic Solidarity Programmes are established on a quadrennial basis and administered by the Olympic Solidarity Commission.
During the 2021-2024 quadrennial, all National Federations on the Olympic Programme have access to Olympic Solidarity financial and technical assistance through their National Olympic Committees.
In line with the IOC’s own strategy for 2021-2024, the key priorities of the Olympic Solidarity 2021-2024 are as follows: