Session Badges International Olympic Committee (IOC)

An IOC Session is an annual general meeting, bringing together all of the IOC members in order to discuss the most pressing issues of the moment. Every member is obliged to attend, with more than 50% needed for a Session to be valid.

Sessions usually take place once a year, but the President of the IOC can call an Extraordinary Session if something urgently needs acting upon. In Games’ years, Sessions are being held in the Host City shortly before the Opening Ceremony; in non-Games years the IOC Members meet in a previously decided location.

On the occasion of these sessions, badges are issued and given to the participating members. These badges can present ribbons of different colors.