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International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee
Organisation information
Founded

c. 1692[1]

Leader(s)
Intentions

Overseeing the game of Quidditch internationally.

Affiliation

International Confederation of Wizards

"The ICWQC has the unlucky job of regulating this contentious and anarchic competition."
—Description.[src]

The International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) is an international regulatory body, subject to the International Confederation of Wizards, that oversees international Quidditch competitions, such as the World Cup. Namely, it locates suitable venues, arranges transportation for spectators, and provides policing for the games themselves.[1] It is also the ICWQC that chooses the referees for World Cup matches.[1]

The ICWQC was created following the implementation of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, which made the Quidditch World Cup a security risk, as the mass congregation of so many wizards entailed exposure to Muggles. Following mass protests and threats to the International Confederation of Wizards, this committee was set up to deal with the most problematic logistical issues.[1]

The Committee frowns upon the ceremonial burning of their broomsticks by Japanese teams following a defeat as a waste of good wood.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • In Quidditch Through the Ages, the name of this committee is given as "International Confederation of Wizards' Quidditch Committee" (note the apostrophe). On Pottermore, it is given without the possessive case.

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