21 April 2017

Two editions of the Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS) carried out under the sponsorship of IOC Olympic Solidarity are available in 2017: MEMOS XXI in English, and MEMOS VII in Spanish.

The Mission of MEMOS is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies to develop the knowledge and skills required to better manage their organizations.

Within the framework of the world programme International Executive Training Courses in Sport Management, once again Olympic Solidarity will offer support to the participants that will have been nominated by their NOCs and admitted to the MEMOS programme.

NOCs wishing to propose a candidate for MEMOS should submit candidatures and all relevant requested documents to MEMOS or Olympic Solidarity by the deadline of 15 June 2017.

NOCs should look for candidates that are likely to contribute to their sport organisation and the national sport system for years to come. They should also choose those candidates that propose a practical project with high potential of bringing direct benefit to their organisation.

The MEMOS selection committee, composed of representatives of MEMOS tutors and lecturers, will select approximately 35 participants for the English and 20 for the Spanish edition from among all candidates (those nominated by their NOCs and those that are either independent or supported by other organisations).

Selection criteria include candidates’ academic qualifications, work responsibilities and professional experience, the proposed topic of a MEMOS project and equitable distribution of beneficiaries among the NOCs.

Olympic Solidarity will offer MEMOS scholarships to the participants who have been admitted to the programme and whose NOCs have requested it. The scholarships cover MEMOS tuition and a participation subsidy (travel to all the modules and a contribution towards the accommodation costs).

Tuition will be carried out in three sessions of ten days each in Lausanne, in Colorado Springs (USA) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) between September 2017 and May 2018.

All the documents for the English version are available at and for the Spanish version at as well as in the news section of NOCnet.