About The British Olympic Association
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The BOA selects ‘Team GB’ from the best athletes who will go on to compete in the summer and winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world.
The BOA was formed in 1905, at that time consisting of seven National Governing Body (NGB) members from the sports of fencing, life-saving, cycling, skating, rowing, athletics, rugby, football and archery. It now includes as its members the 42 NGBs of each Olympic sport, both summer and winter.
Great Britain is one of only five countries to have been represented at each summer Olympic Games since 1896 and has also played host to three Olympic Games, all held in London (1908, 1948 and 2012) – making England’s capital the only city to have staged the Games on three separate occasions.