The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) behind ‘Team GB
’. As the NOC of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the BOA selects the nation's best athletes to compete in the 32 summer and eight winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world.
The BOA now includes as its members the 40 National Governing Bodies 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.