Chinese Olympic Committee

The 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) regarding the Olympic Games and other affiliated international sport federations since 1979, when the Nagoya Resolution was adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Chinese Olympic Committee
Chinese Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region People's Republic of China
Created1910 (as of ROC)
1952 (as of PRC)
Recognized1954, then 1979
HeadquartersBeijing, People's Republic of China
PresidentGou Zhongwen
Secretary GeneralSong Keqin


Timeline concerning Olympic recognition

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]
  • 1952: The PRC Chinese National Olympics Committee is invited to the Olympics for the first time, during the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Only one athlete, Wu Chuanyu, a swimmer, was able to participate, given that the Committee "was accepted for affiliation a mere two days before the opening of the Games".[3]
  • 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][4]
  • 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][4]

See also


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2008-11-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. The Times, "The Latest Threat to the Olympics - And its all over a name", 10 July 1976
  3. Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, "The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. (30.6 MB) , Sulo Kolkka (ed.), Alex Matson (trans.), The Organising Committee for the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952, 1952
  4. Chinese Olympics Committee website
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