The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) was founded on 24/11/1894. Its mission is to oversee and act to ensure the development, promotion and safeguarding of the Olympic Movement, the spirit of fair play and out-of-school physical activity, in accordance with the principles of the Olympic Ideal and the traditions of the Hellenic sport.
Its role is to supervise Olympic Sports and cooperate with the State and the public & private bodies for the promotion of healthy sport policies. To encourage love for sports and respect for the spirit of sportsmanship among the young. To organise, in cooperation with the National Federations, the Olympic preparation of athletes. To proceed to the final selection of athletes who will represent Greece at the Olympic, Mediterranean Games and other (trans)continental competitions that are held under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). To ensure that the rules of the IOC Olympic Charter are correctly applied.