Chinese Olympic Committee

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Chinese Olympic Committee
Chinese Olympic Committee logo
Chinese Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region  People's Republic of China
Code CHN
Created 1910 (as of ROC)
1952 (as of PRC)
Recognized 1954, then 1979
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China
President Gou Zhongwen
Secretary General Song Luzeng

Chinese Olympic Committee (simplified Chinese: 中国奥林匹克委员会; traditional Chinese: 中國奧林匹克委員會; pinyin: Zhōngguó Àolínpǐkè Wěiyuánhuì; Wade–Giles: Chung-Kuo Ao-Lin-P'i-K'o Wei-Yüan-Hui; IOC code: CHN) has been the officially designated body of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in regard to the Olympic Movement activities and other affiliated international sport federations since 1979 when the Nagoya Resolution was adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Timeline concerning Olympic recognition[edit]

The following timeline concerns the different names and principle events concerning recognition of the ROC Olympic team:

  • 1910: The "Chinese National Olympics Committee" (中國奧林匹克委員會) is created to represent China's interests in Olympic Games activities.
  • 1922: The IOC recognises this CNO.
  • 1932: ROC competes in the Olympics for the first time as "China"[1]
  • 1951: The Chinese National Olympics Committee moves from Nanking to Taipei;[2]
  • 1951: The PRC Chinese National Olympics Committee is organized;[2]
  • 1954: The IOC adopts a resolution officially recognizing the People's Republic of China (PRC) "Chinese Olympics Committee" (中国奥林匹克委员会). The PRC is invited to the Melbourne Games. The PRC organises a delegation but withdraw in protest of the two China's issue;[2][3]
  • 1958: PRC withdraws from the Olympic movement and from the federations governing Olympic sports. Professor Tung Hou Yi, an IOC member for the PRC resigns;[2]
  • 1979: The IOC officially recognizes the PRC Chinese Olympics Committee as the representative body for "China" under Communist rule. The ROC Chinese Olympic Committee is officially renamed the "Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee".[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e The Times, "The Latest Threat to the Olympics - And its all over a name", 10 July 1976
  3. ^ a b Chinese Olympics Committee website

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