European Olympic Committees

The European Olympic Committees is an organisation based in Rome, Italy, consisting of 50 National Olympic Committees from the continent of Europe.[1] Among other duties, the EOC organizes three major multi-sport events; the European Youth Olympic Festival, the Games of the Small States of Europe and the European Games.

European Olympic Committees
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CategoryContinental Sports Organization
Membership50 National Olympic Committees
Regional affiliationEurope
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Vice president(s)Niels Nygaard (’acting president’)
Other key staffSecretary-General
Raffaele Pagnozzi
Kikis Lazarides
Official website
Official languages

The EOC has no connection with the multi-sport European Championships which are organised by the individual sports federations involved.

Member countriesEdit

In the following table, the year in which the NOC was recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NOC was created.

Nation Code National Olympic Committee Created/Recognized Ref.
  Albania ALB Albanian National Olympic Committee 1958/1959 [1]
  Andorra AND Andorran Olympic Committee 1971/1975 [2]
  Armenia ARM Armenian Olympic Committee 1990/1993 [3]
  Austria AUT Austrian Olympic Committee 1908/1912 [4]
  Azerbaijan AZE National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic 1992/1993 [5]
  Belarus BLR Belarus Olympic Committee 1991/1993 [6]
  Belgium BEL Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee 1906 [7]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992/1993 [8]
  Bulgaria BUL Bulgarian Olympic Committee 1923/1924 [9]
  Croatia CRO Croatian Olympic Committee 1991/1993 [10]
  Cyprus CYP Cyprus Olympic Committee 1974/1978 [11]
  Czech Republic CZE Czech Olympic Committee 1899/1993 [12]
  Denmark DEN National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark 1905 [13]
  Estonia EST Estonian Olympic Committee 1923/1991 [14]
  Finland FIN Finnish Olympic Committee 1907 [15]
  France FRA French National Olympic and Sports Committee 1894 [16]
  Georgia GEO Georgian National Olympic Committee 1989/1993 [17]
  Germany GER German Olympic Sports Confederation 1895 [18]
  Great Britain GBR British Olympic Association 1905 [19]
  Greece GRE Hellenic Olympic Committee 1894/1895 [20]
  Hungary HUN Hungarian Olympic Committee 1895 [21]
  Iceland ISL National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland 1921/1935 [22]
  Ireland IRL Olympic Federation of Ireland 1922 [23]
  Israel[2] ISR Olympic Committee of Israel 1933/1952 [24]
  Italy ITA Italian National Olympic Committee 1908/1915 [25]
  Kosovo KOS Olympic Committee of Kosovo 1992/2014 [26]
  Latvia LAT Latvian Olympic Committee 1922/1991 [27]
  Liechtenstein LIE Liechtenstein Olympic Committee 1935 [28]
  Lithuania LTU National Olympic Committee of Lithuania 1924/1991 [29]
  Luxembourg LUX Luxembourg Olympic and Sporting Committee 1912 [30]
  Malta MLT Malta Olympic Committee 1928/1936 [31]
  Moldova MDA National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Moldova 1991/1993 [32]
  Monaco MON Monégasque Olympic Committee 1907/1953 [33]
  Montenegro MNE Montenegrin Olympic Committee 2006/2007 [34]
  Netherlands NED Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation 1912 [35]
  North Macedonia MKD Olympic Committee of North Macedonia 1992/1993 [36]
  Norway NOR Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports 1900 [37]
  Poland POL Polish Olympic Committee 1918/1919 [38]
  Portugal POR Olympic Committee of Portugal 1909 [39]
  Romania ROU Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee 1914 [40]
  Russia RUS Russian Olympic Committee 1911/1912 [41]
  San Marino SMR Sammarinese National Olympic Committee 1959 [42]
  Serbia SRB Olympic Committee of Serbia 1911[3]/1912 [43]
  Slovakia SVK Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee 1992/1993 [44]
  Slovenia SLO Slovenian Olympic Committee 1991/1993 [45]
  Spain ESP Spanish Olympic Committee 1912 [46]
  Sweden SWE Swedish Olympic Committee 1913 [47]
   Switzerland SUI Swiss Olympic Association 1912 [48]
  Turkey TUR Turkish Olympic Committee 1908/1911 [49]
  Ukraine UKR National Olympic Committee of Ukraine 1990/1993 [50]

Former membersEdit

Nation Code National Olympic Committee Created/Recognized Disbanded
  Czechoslovakia TCH Czechoslovak Olympic Committee 1919 1992
  East Germany GDR National Olympic Committee of the GDR [de] 1951/1968 1990
  Serbia and Montenegro SCG Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro 2003 2006
  Soviet Union URS Soviet Olympic Committee 1951 1992
  Yugoslavia YUG Yugoslav Olympic Committee 1919/1920 2003


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Members include Israel, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia which are physically in Asia but have strong historical and cultural ties to Europe, and Turkey and the Russian Federation, both of which countries have land in both Europe and Asia.
  2. ^ Between 1954 and 1974, Israel took part in the Asian Games, but political pressure exerted by Arab countries due to the Arab–Israeli conflict led to Israel's exclusion from the re-organized Olympic Council of Asia in 1981 (See Israelis Facing Asian Ban). It then became a member of the European Olympic Committees in 1994.
  3. ^ The Olympic Committee of Serbia was founded in 1911, as a successor to the Serbian Olympic Club (source).

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