The Olympic Committee and the Paralympic Committee
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.