Liechtenstein's small size makes decision-taking fast and simple. This also applies to organised sport. Cooperation between the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee, the sports federations and the individual clubs and societies is friendly and professional. Many of those responsible have known each other and worked together for many years towards one common goal: supporting and promoting sport in Liechtenstein.
The Liechtenstein Olympic Committee (LOC) does much more than just represent Liechtenstein's interests within the International Olympic Committee. It serves as an overarching organisation for all sports in Liechtenstein and provides advice to its associated sports federations. The LOC includes the following departments: training and education, mainstream sport, services, Olympic issues and high-level sport.
Each sport has its own federation, a body designed to advise and support clubs and societies according to written statutes. Tasks involve organising activities, representing the interests of the clubs and societies as well as further developing the sport. These federations work closely with Liechtenstein Sport School and are, among other things, responsible for physical education and sports lessons at the school.
Liechtenstein's sports clubs and societies form the foundations and the heart of sport in the country concerning both performance and the role of sport in society. All great sportsmen and sportswomen, not only those from Liechtenstein, started off small and earned their spurs at their local clubs. Week by week, year by year the people at these clubs sow the seeds of success as managers on the pitch, trainers at the poolside and coaches on the ski slopes. Without these people, sport in Liechtenstein would not exist as we know it today.