The Olympic Committee of Slovenia
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The Olympic Committee of Slovenia was founded on 15 October 1991 by formal signing of the Olympic Charter and had its constitutional Assembly on 17 December 1991, with its first President, Janez Kocijančič, and its first Vice-President, Olympic gold medallist Miroslav Cerar.
By granting temporary recognition to the OCS on 17 January 1992, the IOC enabled the first Olympic Team ever to compete under the Slovenian flag at the Albertville Olympic Winter Games; full recognition was granted to the OCS by the IOC on 5 February 1992 after Slovenia had been recognised as an independent country by the EU.
Pursuant to the resolutions of the assemblies of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia and the Sports Association of Slovenia, adopted on 22 December 1994, the two organisations merged into a uniform sports organisation under the name of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia – Association of Sports Federations, operating as an umbrella sports organisation covering the majority of Slovenian sportsclubs. The OCS-ASF is now a club-based sports organisation comprising 84,807 registered athletes and 333,935 Slovene citizens (source: SPIC Informator, 2005) which represents the major part of sports activities in Slovenia. In the OCS-ASF, there are 84 municipal sports federations and 53 national sports federations representing the majority of Slovenian sports clubs. In Slovenia, there are 7,322 sports clubs registered, comprising over 35 % of all registered clubs (source: AJPES, 2006).
In the last two decades, the organised sports movement in Slovenia has been through dramatic changes. Consequently, it is constantly developing and adapting to stay competitive with other organisations appearing on the sports scene while also working to protect sport and preserve its friendly nature and voluntary character. This seems to be the best way to ensure fruitful collaboration with the State in issues related to sports legislation regulating the work and life of athletes, sports organisations and all those actively involved in sports programmes.