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The ANOC Executive Council held its final meeting for 2013 on 9 December in Lausanne. Please click here to download the latest ANOC press release from the meeting – Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah ensures “Growth & Optimism” for ANOC in 2014.

Top of the agenda was a presentation from the Thai National Olympic Committee for the ANOC General Assembly 2014. The event will take place in Bangkok on 5-9 November 2014 and will feature Executive Council elections, as well as the first ever ANOC Gala Awards Dinner. The new ANOC Commissions and Working Groups were ratified by the Executive Council. They will meet for the first time following the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on 30 March 2014 in Kuwait .

The highlight of the meeting was a speech from the newly elected IOC President, Thomas Bach. He spoke to the Executive Council about promoting the interests of young people, and spreading the values of Olympism through close collaboration between all Olympic Movement stakeholders.



On 10 December, the day began with a joint meeting between the ANOC Executive Council and the IOC Executive Board at the IOC Headquarters, ahead of the official opening of the new Olympic Museum. During the meeting, all participants observed a moment of silence in memory of Nelson Mandela: a great leader whose passion for sport and steadfast support of athletes, coaches and sports officials will leave an indelible impact on future generations.

The next meeting of the ANOC Executive Council will be on 31 March 2014 in Kuwait.





On September 6th 2013, ANOC's 61st ANOC Executive Council Meeting took place in Buenos Aires the day before the IOC Session that was to elect the Host City for the Olympic Games 2020. Barbara Kendall, chair of the new ANOC Athletes Commission, attended for the first time a Meeting of the ANOC Executive Council.

<b><center>Barbara Kendall and Amadou Dia Ba during the Meeting</center></b>
Barbara Kendall and Amadou Dia Ba during the Meeting


The agenda included various questions concerning the new Commissions and Working Groups of ANOC that will be created in the nearest future. The next meeting of the ANOC Executive Council, and the last one for 2013, will be held in December in Lausanne.


On September 9th, during the IOC Session in Buenos Aires, the President and Secretary General of ANOC paid tribute to IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge, and presented him with a carpet.






On March 5th 2013, the ANOC Executive Council held its 59th Meeting in Sydney, Australia. As per the agenda, the Executive Council approved the draft Constitution that will be sent to the National Olympic Committees to be approved during the ANOC Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place in Lausanne in June 2013. On the same day, the meeting of the Olympic Solidarity Commission took place in the morning.

From left to right: Charouck Arirachakaran, Raja Randhir Singh, Marc Theisen, Lassana Palenfo, Zaiqing Yu, Richard Peterkin, Gunilla Lindberg, Dagmawit Girmay Berhane, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah, Habu Ahmed Gumel, Vlade Divac, Khaled Zein Eldin, Lawrenc Probst III, John D. Coates AC, Gilles Gilbert Grésenguet, Barry Maister, Patrick J. Hickey, Ricardo Blas, Robin Mitchell, Roger Talermo, Kevan Gosper and Pere Miró

The next day, the ANOC Executive Council members attended the Inauguration Ceremony of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) new Headquarters. ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah handed over a gift to the AOC President John D. Coates to commemorate the opening of the new offices of the AOC. During his stay in Sydney, the President of ANOC received the AOC Award from the hands of John D. Coates.

<center><span class=s0>From left to right: President of the New South Wales Olympic Council, Helen Brownlee OAM, ANOC President, Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New Sales Wales,  AOC President and Kevan Gosper</span></center>
From left to right: President of the New South Wales Olympic Council, Helen Brownlee OAM, ANOC President, Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New Sales Wales, AOC President and Kevan Gosper
<center>ANOC President with AOC President</center>
ANOC President with AOC President











On December 3rd 2012 the Executive Council of ANOC met in Lausanne for its last session this year. ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah presented the draft of the new Constitution that will be sent out to the 204 NOCs on January 7th for their comments.

The agenda also included a presentation of the Report given by ANOC Secretary General, Gunilla Lindberg, after the Debriefing session of the London Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro on November 19-21. ANOC's final document compiling all the Recommendations that were made will be sent to all NOCs before the end of the year.

The next meeting of the Executive Council will take place in March 2013.



From left to right: Zaiqing Yu, Prince Tunku Imran, Charouck Arirachakaran, Kevan Gosper, Ricardo Blas, Pere Miró, Tsunekazu Takeda, Gunilla Lindberg, Alexander Kozlovsky, Roger Talermo, Habu Ahmed Gumel, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Barry Maister, Khaled Zein Eldin, Vlade Divac, Patrick J. Hickey, Gilles Gilbert Grésenguet, Julio César Maglione, Lawrence Probst III, Marc Theisen, Lassana Palenfo, Felipe Muñoz, Michael Chambers, Jimena Saldaña, Husain Al-Musallam and Héctor Cardona



On November 9th 2012, ANOC held its Council Meeting in Macau, the same day when Olympic Solidarity's Meeting was held. Council Meeting reports were given by Lord Sebastian Coe, President of LOCOG, Mr. John Fahey, President of WADA as well as from ANOC Secretary General Ms. Gunilla Lindberg and the Chairpersons of the Working Commission for the Amendments to the ANOC Constitution, Mr. Mike Chambers and of the Working Group for the Modernization of ANOC, Mr. Kevan Gosper.

ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah thanked all members of both Commissions for the hard work they had done over the past months. He congratulated Lord Coe on his report, on the great success of the London 2012 Olympic Games and on his election as President of the British Olympic Association on November 7th.


From left to right: Husain Al-Musallam, Héctor Cardona, Vlade Divac, Roger Talermo, Pere Miró, Tsunekazu Takeda, Gunilla Lindberg, Barry Maister, Robin Mitchell, Prince Tunku Imran, Patrick J. Hickey, Gilles Gilbert Grésenguet, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah, Khaled Zein Eldin, Lassana Palenfo, Habu Ahmed Gumel, Julio César Maglione, Alexander Kozlovsky, Charouck Arirachakaran, Richard Peterkin, Michael Chambers, Jimena Saldaña, Marc Theisen, Ricardo Blas and Kevan Gosper




ANOC 56th Council Meeting was held in Lausanne on May 7th, 2012. This was the first meeting chaired by the H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah since his election as President of ANOC in Moscow on April 13th.

The Council unanimously approved the election of Raja Randhir Singh as Vice President of ANOC from Asia and Mr. Yu Zaiqing as Member of the ANOC Council from Asia.
<span class=s0><span class=s0>Randhir Singh</span></span>
Randhir Singh

The Council decided to create a working group with representatives from each continent to study the modernization of ANOC. This work will be based on the answers on a questionnaire sent out to the NOCs on their vision for the future work of ANOC. The questionnaire is due to be returned to ANOC office in Lausanne by July 1st in order to start the work of the working group as soon as possible.

The Council also decided to create a working group to redraft the constitution of ANOC which should be approved at the ANOC General Assembly in 2013.


An ANOC Athletes commission will be formed consisting of the Presidents of the Continental Athletes Commission. They will elect among themselves a representative to have a seat on the ANOC Executive Council.

The ANOC Council will have an informal meeting in London during the Olympic Games. The next ordinary meeting of the Council is scheduled to November 10th 2012 in Macao.


ANOC Executive Council
ANOC Executive Council

From left to right: Raja Randhir Singh, Robin Mitchell, Kevan Gosper, Julio Maglione, Gunilla Lindberg, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Lassana Palenfo, Jimena Saldaña, Roger Talermo, Tsunekazu Takeda, Zaiqing Yu, Raffaele Pagnozzi, Charouck Arirachakaran, Habu Ahmed Gumel, Gilbert Grésenguet, Khaled Zein Eldin, Héctor Cardona, Felipe Muñoz, Pere Miró, Vlade Divac, Alexander Kozlovsky, Marc Theisen, Lawrence Probst III, Ricardo Blas and Michael Chambers.




ANOC Executive Council
ANOC President
ANOC President

On April 13th, 2012, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was elected President of ANOC during the XVIII General Assembly by the representatives of the National Olympic Committees, for the period 2012-2014.

Member of the IOC since 1992, President of OCA since 1991, member of many sports federations and organisations, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah successfully led the debates during the ANOC meetings in Moscow and will be chairing the next ANOC Executive Council meeting to be held in Lausanne on May 7th, 2012.

See Curriculum Vitae of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah: Link




P. J. Hickey          <br />
(c) OCA Website
P. J. Hickey
(c) OCA Website

Mr. Patrick J. Hickey, ANOC Vice-President for Europe, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland and IOC Member since 1995, has been appointed Senior Vice-President of ANOC.

Mr. Hickey was elected to this position by the Vice-Presidents of the Executive Council of ANOC: as Senior Vice-President, he will have to perform the functions and exercise the powers of the President in case of the latter's absence or incapacity to act, or to perform such functions whenever the President might request him to.






Z. Yu
Z. Yu



Vice-President of the IOC Executive Board since 2008, Member of the Chinese National Olympic Committee and Vice-President of OCA since 2003, Mr. Zaiqing Yu was appointed in late April Member of the ANOC Executive Council, representing Asia.




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