The founding members of the UMVO are the city of
Athens, host of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004, and the city of
Lausanne, "Olympic Capital" and home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee.
The UMVO is composed of four different types of memberships: Active Members, Associate Members, Honorary Members and Invited Members:
- Active Members: Cities that have hosted or are in the process of hosting the Olympic Games
- Associate Members: Cities selected by the International Olympic Committee as official candidates for hosting the Olympic Games
- Honorary Members: Persons recognised by the International Olympic Committee as having provided eminent services towards the organisation of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement
- Invited Members: Cities who are not eleigible to be Active Members or Associate Members but who have shown special interest and contributions to the Olympic Movement and/or values.
Please visit the downloads section to find the statutes, membership form and list of UMVO members.