The International Olympic Committee promotes ethical behavior and good governance in the sports movement in several key ways. To this end, the IOC has established the Ethics Commission. This body defines the rules of the Code of Ethics and investigates complaints and imposes sanctions in the event of breaches of ethical principles.
The IOC Code of Ethics is based upon the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter, and applies to the Olympic Movement throughout the world. In June 2015, the IOC Executive Board approved an updated version of the Code of Ethics.
The new edition of 2018 includes the Code of Ethics and all its implementing provisions, including the code of conduct for the bidding process of 2026 Winter Olympics, the Basic Universal Principles of Good Governance of the Olympic and Sports Movement, the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and its application to the XXIII Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the IOC Ethics Commission statutes and rules of procedure.