According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
The Olympic Movement receives most of its funding from the Olympic Games rights bought by broadcast networks. However, it also benefits from the Olympic Partners (TOP) world-wide sponsorship programme comprising multinational companies. The IOC distributes 92% of the revenue generated by the marketing of Olympic properties.
(Text from www.olympic.org)