According to the official Olympics website, the International Olympic Committee has supervised the modern Olympic games since the committee's inception in 1894. The first games held under the IOC's supervision were the games in Athens in 1896.
The International Olympic Committee works as part of the Olympic Movement, along with international sports federations and the National Olympic Committees of member countries, to plan for, stage and administer the games. The leader of the IOC is its executive board, consisting of a president, four vice presidents and 10 board members elected by the member body every four years. The IOC's goals are to promote sports without discrimination and to promote friendship, solidarity and fair play among the athletes.