OrganizationThe Organization of the National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland.
The name of the Association is Íþrótta- og Ólympíusamband Íslands (The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland), abbreviated ÍSÍ. It is the highest authority for voluntary sports activities in Iceland, cf. the provisions of the Icelandic Sports Act.
ÍSÍ is a national association of regional districts/sport unions and national federations. Members of regional districts/sport unions are clubs having the practice of sports in their program. Members of national federations are the regional districts/sport unions.
Only one federation may be recognized for each sport. It is then assumed that this federation will become or can become affiliated with an international federation of the same sport, as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Olympic sports federations are organizations belonging to a recognized international sports federation that is included in the program of the Olympic Games. These federations must maintain active operations at home and internationally in the field of their sport, especially by organizing and participating in competitions and facilitating the systematic training of athletes.
As a national association in Iceland, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and under the umbrella of the Olympic Movement, ÍSÍ undertakes, on its own behalf and on behalf of its Executive Board and all association members, to honor the Olympic Charter and the World Anti-Doping Code and to abide by the decisions of IOC Sessions.