The first ANOC Gala Awards Dinner was held in Bangkok on 7 November 2014. Attended by 1,000 guests, the historic event provided a unique opportunity to honour the outstanding achievements of NOCs and their athletes during London 2012 and Sochi 2014.
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The following ANOC Awards were presented during an evening of spectacular celebration:
- Breakthrough NOC at London 2012:
- Bahrain Olympic Committee
- Botswana National Olympic Committee
- Cyprus National Olympic Committee
- Comité Olympique Gabonais
- Grenada Olympic Committee
- Comité Olímpico Guatemalteco
- Montenegrin Olympic Committee
- Most Successful NOC of London 2012: United States Olympic Committee (Scott Blackmun)
- Best Female Team of London 2012: Team Brazil Volleyball (Fabiana Marcelino Claudino)
- Best Male Team of London 2012: Team France Handball (Daouda Karaboué)
- Best Female Athlete of London 2012: Xiaoxia Li
- Best Male Athlete of London 2012: David Rudisha
- Most Successful NOC of Sochi 2014: Russian Olympic Committee (Alexander Zhukov)
- Best Female Team of Sochi 2014: Team Canada Ice Hockey (Caroline Ouellette)
- Best Male Team of Sochi 2014: Team Canada Ice Hockey (Bob Nicholson)
- Best Female athlete at Sochi 2014: Ireen Wüst
- Best Male Athlete of Sochi 2014: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
- Outstanding Performance: Larisa Latynina
- Outstanding Lifetime Achievement: Jacques Rogge
Performers from each of the world’s five continents performed traditional dance and music routines to commemorate the global nature of the event – which was broadcast to more than 25 broadcasters around the world, with a potential worldwide reach of 350 million households.
- Africa was represented by award-winning Themi Venturas Productions from South Africa who performed a traditional dance of the Zulu people entitled “Silencing the Hurricane”.
- SRCOM-25 AÑOS samba dancers from Brazil represented the Americas, bringing a taste of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with “America to the Beat of the Samba”.
- The continent of Asia was represented by Global Raytur from China who performed the 500-year old water drum dance of the Miao ethnic group.
- Europe was represented by the internationally renowned Cecilia Goméz Danza from Spain who performed “Flamenco Passion” showcasing all the drama and excitement of the flamenco dance.
- Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa from New Zealand performed the haka dance – a traditional war dance performed by the Māori tribe – in homage to Oceania