The idea of founding sport
federations & organizations was brought into being following the 1920
Antwerp Olympic Games, after an eight-year lapse for organizing the 1916
Olympic Games & after World War I. Apart from traditional sports such as conventional
Iranian wrestling (famous and known in Iran as Zurkhane sports), fencing,
equestrian, shooting and polo which had been popular from long ago in Iran, football
was the first team sport which began its activities by 1992 after Antwerp
Olympic Games & International Olympic Congress in 1922. Subsequently, a
group of government officials and volunteers got together in order to plan,
arrange and run the relevant competitions within the framework of a board or
As the years in question saw
ever-increasing trend of development in terms of making and planning for youth sporting
activities within an official body, immediately after the World War II and nomination
within an official body of 1948 Olympic Games city, the idea of forming sport
federations based on international principles became necessary which demanded
an interaction with the IOC and finally led to formation of 15 National
Federation (Nfs) and the very entity of National Olympic Committee. Subsequently,
in order for the NFs to become members of their relevant IFs (International
Federation) and likewise for the NOC to become an IOC member, necessary
measures were taken and Iran National Olympic Committee (Iran NOC) was
officially recognized by the IOC a year later in 1947.
Communications with the IOC
officials and its Swedish President, Sigfrid Edström, led to the official recognition of Iran NOC by
June 20, 1947 following which the first Iranian delegation managed to
participate in 1948 Olympic Games.
An autonomous, non-profit and
financially independent body, the National Olympic Committee, is considered to
be a public non-governmental organization in pursuant to single article of
Parliament approved by the Iranian Guardian Council on July 20, 1994.
According to principles of the Olympic
Charter the National Olympic Committee is founded to promote sports, educate
the youth, support Olympic Movement, promote sport events and programs of
Olympic and Asian Games as well as taking measure promoting peace and enhancing
Composed of the General Assembly, Executive
Board and Board of Directors, the National Olympic Committee is to fulfill the
in training and education of the active youth of the country and encouraging the
public to maintain their health and well-being through a positive participation
in sports activities as to materialize verse 59 of Anfal Sura from Holy Quran.
to develop high-performance sport through scientific and technical research
aimed at developing potential talents and promoting physical, mental and intellectual
abilities of athletes in the country.
in the Winter and Summer Olympics and dispatching athletes to competitions held
within the framework of such events. As the representative of Islamic Republic
of Iran, National Olympic Committee has exclusive authority in the said events
within regional, continental and international levels.
the proper implementation of international sporting rules in conformity with provisions
of the Olympic Charter and International Olympic Committee regulations for propagating
the principles of "Olympism" at national level.
interacting with International Olympic Committee, councils, associations and
other organizations affiliated to IOC, international federations, continental
confederations and NOCs.
and approving stastutes of federations and sports organizations and preserving their
and dispatching of Iranian athletes to the Olympic Games, Asian Games,
Paralympics, Islamic Solidarity Games and competitions held by the IOC. Iran
NOC takes the responsibility on the conduct of Iranian athletes and
the public with Olympic tenets and Charter and encouraging them to support the Olympic
with the running affairs of National Olympic Academy, the Olympic Museum and
10. Developing and implementing educational programs to promote the objectives
of the Olympic Movement.
11. Providing the National Olympic Committee's flag, logo and anthem,
which must have been approved by the IOC Executive Board as to using them for the
events related to the Olympic Games.
12. Reviewing and deciding on reports that are within the scope of the NOC
duties and responsibilities, received from federations and other national and
international sports organizations, coaches, referees, or athletes, etc.
13. Holding domestic and international training courses in Iran in
cooperation with Olympic Solidarity, relevant federations and domestic and international
14. Dispatching experts to international training courses abroad.
15. Cooperating with the regional, Asian and international sport
federations whose offices are based in Iran.
16. Supporting the West Asian Games Federation, the Islamic Solidarity
Sport Federation of the Islamic Countries and the National Paralympic Committee
in terms of financial administrative and other technical issues.
17. Holding consultative meetings presented by president and
secretaries-general of NFs with the NOC Executive Board.
18. Meeting with the presidents and secretaries of Iran-based sport confederations
every three months to review their affairs and provide them with necessary
assistance within NOC possibility.
19. Contributing to the advancement of the role of women in sports through
providing the conditions for their participation in international assemblies, as
well as conducting technical and management courses, and educating women sports
20. Establishing effective and sound interaction with governmental and
non-governmental organizations for developing and promoting sports so as to
avoid the National Olympic Committee being involved in activities that are in conflict
with the Olympic Charter.
21. Supporting public organizations, including sports clubs, as to
dispatching students, labors, and armed forces to international competitions
22. Taking necessary measures to fight any kind of discrimination, violence
and corruption in sports.
23. Countering any kind of leverage exerted by individuals,
organizations and groups against the Olympic Charter.
24. Compiling and codifying books,
publications and sport, cultural and artistic articles and news related to the
Olympic Movement and technical regulations of international federations.
25. Devoting one day or one week per year under the title of
"Olympic Day" with the "Olympic Week" in cooperation with
the IOC, encouraging the children, the youth and to arrange simple sporting
26. Nominating a host volunteer city for Olympic Games in the country (within
particular authority of the National Olympic Committee).
27. Preparing and maintaining medical, tehcnical and disciplinary
records of champions and athletes nationally and the results of Asian and world
28. Fighting against unauthorized (illegal) doping drugs banned by the
International Olympic Committee with international federations and providing
athletes with constant medical supervisions as to monitoring them in healthy
condition through establishing well-equipped doping labs.
29. Forming economic entities to help finance the expenses and costs of
30. Cooperating and coordinating with the organizations responsible for
protecting the environment as to access healthy environment and maintain
31. Concluding contracts with domestic sponsors in line with current national
and international rules based on the IOC regulations.