The current Constitution of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) defines the missions of the Association and governs its operations. Following the XVIII edition of the ANOC General Assembly, ANOC set up a Juridical Commission to recast the former version of the Constitution. After several months of work and consultations with our Association's member National Olympic Committees, a new Constitution of ANOC was adopted on June 15th 2013 at the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Lausanne. In its current version, it fundamentally reflects the principles contained in the original Constitution adopted by the ANOC Constitutive Assembly held in June 1979 in Puerto Rico. This first Constitution had been prepared by David McKenzie (NOC of Australia) with the assistance of Arlington G. Butler (Bahamas) and Peter Ritter (Liechtenstein).

The modifications to the previous Constitutions related essentially to questions of form, and were adopted at the following dates:

• Amendments adopted at the IOC's suggestion by the IInd ANOC General Assembly held in July-August 1981 in Milan, Italy.

• Amendments adopted by the VI ANOC General Assembly held in December 1988 in Vienna, Austria.

• Amendments adopted by the IX ANOC General Assembly held in December 1994 in Atlanta, U.S.A.

• Reforms adopted by the XVI ANOC General Assembly held in April 2008 in Beijing, China.

• Amendments adopted by the XVIII ANOC General Assembly held in April 2012 in Moscow, Russian Federation.