Get news and updates on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is a not-for-profit organization in charge of the Olympics. Find news and articles on the IOC background and formation. The IOC formed in 1894 by a French educator and historian Pierre de Coubertin. Demetrius Vikelas, a Greek businessman and writer, was the first President of the IOC. The IOC is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Check out RT.com for the news and details about the structure of the IOC. Today, it consists of 95 active members, 41 honorary members, an honorary president and one honor member (Henry Kissinger) – find the news on RT on those members. The IOC’s goal is to lead the Olympic Movement. Follow RT for the issues related to IOC, like the one with Russian Olympic team. Russia was banned from the PyeongChang Olympic Games in 2018 after a number of Russian athletes were accused of doping. However, later the same year the IOC announced the return of Russian team in to the Olympic family. Don’t miss the news on this and other scandals with involvement of the IOC.