Join the Union

  • The conditions of becoming a member

    The cities eligible to become a member are those cities as defined in the statutes (art. 5).

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the World Union of Olympic Cities, please fill in the registration form and send it to

    The list of benefits as an Active Member are available here.

    Please note that all membership requests need to be approved by the Executive Committee.

  • The benefits of joining the World Union of Olympic Cities

    The association enables member cities that have already held Olympic Games events to enhance their experience and knowledge in matters of hosting and organising sports events, in particular through exchanges of experience at the Summit held every year;

    The association offers added value in that it is the only association of its kind that provides a direct link between host cities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world of international sport.

    The association supports the past and future Olympic Cities in order to identify opportunities which will allow them to benefit from their Olympic City status.

    Members can take part without charge (except for travel expenses) in the association’s annual summit meeting and events organised for members;

    In the case of events with an admission fee, association members will enjoy preferential rates;

    The association will also make available to its members, on request, its network of international sports federation and IOC contacts.

  • Membership Fees

    The obligations and commitments for cities that join take the form of an annual fee of 5’000 Euros for cities with active or associate member status.