The Olympic Committee and the Paralympic Committee

The Olympic movement promotes ethical sports, fair play and peace by means of sports. The Olympic Committee and the Paralympic Committee engage in visible international antidoping work at their major events. They organise the Olympic and Paralympic Games every four years and are responsible for the antidoping activities of the athletes who participate in these games. The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee are committed to the World Anti-Doping Code.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1894, while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was founded in 1989. They represent the heart of the Olympic Movement.

The Finnish Olympic Committee and the Finnish Paralympic Committee

The Finnish Olympic Committee was established in 1907. It develops ethically sustainable, responsible Finnish elite sports that aim for international success and do not involve the use of prohibited substances or methods. The Finnish Olympic Committee's close co-operation with FINADA creates the conditions for up-to-date education and raising of awareness for athletes, coaches and medical professionals.
 
The Finnish Paralympic Committee was established in 1994 to promote Finnish elite athletes with disabilities who are aiming for Paralympic success. Paralympic sports are unconditionally based on ethically sustainable, clean sports. FINADA conducts doping tests in Paralympic sports, and elite athletes in Paralympic sports are part of the testing pool just like other top athletes.

Harri Syväsalmi

Harri Syväsalmi

Secretary General

phone: +358 40 557 7725

e-mail: harri.syvasalmi@suek.fi