Message from the President of the Olympic Solidarity Commission
The International Olympic Committee, the International Federations and the National Olympic Committees, the three Olympic Pillars, and all other groups with similar interests, are called to collaborate toward the development of sport and the spreading of the values conveyed by the fundamental principles of the Olympic Spirit.
In order to carry out its mission, Olympic Solidarity depends on its numerous partners, of which the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique is part. Like its colleagues, the FIG contributes its technical expertise and collaborates in the development, realisation and follow-up of Olympic Solidarity Programmes in favour of the National Olympic Committees. These programmes cover areas that are essential to the development of sport, with precisely defined objectives: to heighten athlete competitiveness, to increase feed-back in the aim of improving the general framework of sport, to professionalize NOC management and to further the Olympic Spirit throughout the world by stimulating social development through sport.
Education is an essential part of this mission, as it is for the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. The latest pages available to you on the FIG website deal with education, prevention and training. Olympic Solidarity is proud to be part of these pages, to be able to present and explain the many facets of its work and to give an idea of the scope of its task.
My wishes for success to the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique in the tasks that lay ahead.
Mario Vázquez Raña
President of the Olympic Solidarity Commission