ANOC General Assemblies
The XVIII General Assembly of ANOC and the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention held from the 13th to the 17th of April 2012 in Moscow gathered nearly 1,200 participants, among other the representatives of the 203 National Olympic Committees as well as 170 Ministers and representatives of governmental sports authorities.
On 14th April 2012, for the first time in an ANOC General Assembly, the cities bidding to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 (Istanbul, Tokyo, Baku, Doha, Madrid) had the opportunity to present their projects to all participants.
Presentations by the various Olympic Games Organizing Committees put the final touch to the XVIII edition of the General Assembly, especially with the presentation from London 2012, as the city is to welcome in nearly 3 months time the athletes coming from the whole world.
The 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention gathered for 2 days the National Olympic Committees and Representatives of the Governments in charge of Sports, who agreed on the importance of good working relations and the need for collaboration between the NOCs and the Governments for a positive development of the Olympic Movement.
Read ANOC's Press Release: 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention
Documents of the XVIII ANOC General Assembly Moscow 2012 - Reports and Presentations:
• Agenda of the XVIII ANOC General Assembly Moscow 2012
• Report by the Vice-President of Africa - Lassana Palenfo
• Report by the Vice-President of America - Julio Cesar Maglione
• Report by the Vice-President of Asia - Raja Randhir Singh
• Report by the Vice-President of Europe - Patrick J. Hickey
• Report by the Vice-President of Oceania - Robin Mitchell
• Report by the ANOC Secretary General - Gunilla Lindberg
• Report by Michael Chambers: Fight Against Irregular and Illegal Betting
• Amendments of ANOC Statutes
Documents of the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention Moscow 2012 - Reports and Presentations:
• Agenda of the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention Moscow 2012
• Presentation of Mr Peng Liu, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Relations between NOCs and Government – Support Each Other with Self Functioning Promote Each Other towards Common Development
• Presentation of the Minister of Gabon - Collaboration entre les Comités Nationaux Olympiques et les Gouvernements (French Version)
• Presentation of the Secretary of State Portugal - The Member States and the Olympic Movement
25th APRIL 2011
The Association of National Olympic Committees recently informed the public of the impossibility for the British Olympic Association to organize next year, in agreement with tradition, the XVIII ANOC General Assembly in London, venue of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
At the last Executive Council Meeting held in Acapulco in October of last year, the President of ANOC, taking into account the circumstances mentioned above, solicited from the members of said Council their understanding and support to take care himself of this situation so difficult to solve. Implementing this decision, he made very many approaches with the aim of finding the most adequate venue, offering the best advantages to host the XVIII General Assembly and the IInd World Olympic Sport Convention.
ANOC considers appropriate to inform that subsequent to these efforts and to the enthusiastic support and strong collaboration from the Russian Olympic Committee, the XVIII General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees and the IInd World Olympic Sport Convention will take place during the period from the 10th to the 18th of April 2012 in Moscow, capital city of the Russian Federation.
ANOC expresses its most profound gratitude to the NOC of Russia for its solidarity and its decision to host such important events, which will undoubtedly lead to new steps that will consolidate the NOCs' firm support to the Olympic Games of London and strengthen their leadership within the Olympic Movement.
ANOC invites all its member NOCs and the Governments of the whole world to prepare themselves from this moment to participate in the XVIII General Assembly and the IInd World Olympic Sport Convention, with the common objective of amplifying and strengthening their mutual collaboration for the benefit of sport, Olympism and the youth of the world.
Lausanne, March the 28th, 2011
The Association of National Olympic Committees informs it has received an official notification from the British Olympic Association indicating it does not have the necessary conditions to hold the XVIII ANOC General Assembly at the site of the Olympic Games, as has been the case in the past.
ANOC understands and accepts the reasons explained by the BOA and shall inform on the site of this important event in the next few days.
A series of Olympic meetings organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and hosted by the Mexican Olympic Committee, were held in Acapulco, Mexico, October 17-26th 2010.
Over 900 representatives from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations, IOC Executive Board, governmental sports bodies, media and guests from various organizations attended these meetings, which included the first ever World Olympic Sports Convention on October 23rd.
The meeting of the Olympic Solidarity Commission was held on October 17th, chaired by ANOC President and President of the Olympic Solidarity Commission, Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña. The Commission heard reports on the implementation and progress of OS Continental as well as World Programs. The Commission also discussed how to coordinate actions between the decentralized continental offices and the Central office in Lausanne.
On October 18th President Vázquez Raña chaired the 51st ANOC Executive Council Meeting. The main item on the agenda was the revision and fine-tuning of the work programs of the XVII General Assembly and First World Olympic Sports Convention.
On October 19th, seizing the opportunity of the NOC delegates´ presence in Acapulco, various Continental Associations of NOCs held their meetings.
The 3-day XVII ANOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY was held between 20th and 22nd of October. The General Assembly was inaugurated in the presence of the President of Mexico, Mr. Felipe Calderón and other governmental authorities from the host country, the President of IOC, Dr. Jacques Rogge and the President of ANOC, Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña.
The General Assembly reelected Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña as its President for 2010-2014. Mr. Vázquez Raña has been the President of ANOC since its creation in 1979. Mrs. Gunilla Lindberg and Mr. Richard Peterkin were reelected for a new term as Secretary General and Treasurer.
The ANOC Executive Council for 2010-2014 was also ratified by the General Assembly. See new composition of the Council under Executive Council.
During the three days of meetings reports were given by ANOC President, ANOC Secretary General as well as the Treasurer. The Assembly also discussed the results of the ANOC surveys and the IOC debriefings on the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Organizing Committee of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010 made their final report on the very successful games.
The Organizing Committees for upcoming Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck 2012, Olympic Games in London 2012, Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2012, Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing 2014 and Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 gave their reports on the latest developments of preparations.
For the first time the candidate cities for the Olympic Winter Games 2018, Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea), made presentations on their bids for the NOCs.
The Assembly also received information on various topics of the highest importance for the NOCs and debated actions to be taken in each theme, among others Autonomy of sports in relation to Governments, the Fight against doping in sports, Marketing in Sports and Olympic Education.
It is to be highlighted that with the aim of promoting the participation of women in Olympic organizations, ANOC had again especially invited to the Assembly and the related meetings, three NOC women delegates per continent selected by their Continental Associations as for the previous XV and XVI General Assemblies in Seoul and in Beijing.
ANOC had also especially invited the Presidents of the Continental Athletes Commissions and the Chairman of the IOC Athletes Commission Mr. Frank Fredericks who also made a special presentation to the General Assembly about the work of the Athletes Commissions.
The XVII General Assembly approved a Resolution from their meetings (see hereunder).
On October 23rd, the First World Olympic Sport Convention took place. This world premiere gathered the NOC delegates and governmental representatives in charge of sport, who exchanged views on cooperation and relations between the Olympic Movement and the Governments. The representatives discussed autonomy in sports, cooperation between governments and sports for Olympic education, sports and environment, women and sports and other interesting topics.
The Convention issued a Declaration (see herunder).
The traditional joint meeting between the NOCs and the IOC Executive Board took place on the 24th of October. In this meeting the NOCs delegates could exchange their views with the IOC and make proposals and a Resolution was handed over from ANOC to IOC (see hereunder).
XVII GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – OCTOBER 22, 2010
The XVII General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees met in the City of Acapulco, Mexico, on October the 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2010 and approved the following
1. Thank the President of ANOC, Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña and the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Mr. Felipe Muñoz Kapamas for the excellent conditions provided for the successful development of the XVII ANOC General Assembly.
2. Congratulate Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña for his unanimous reelection as ANOC President, in recognition of his great leadership at the head of National Olympic Committees worldwide for the 2010 – 2014 period.
3. Congratulate the Secretary General, the Treasurer and the Executive Council members for their ratification for the 2010 – 2014 term.
4. Recognize the extraordinary achievements of ANOC in more than 30 years of existence and reiterate the NOCs' firm commitment to continue fulfilling, with further efficiency, their important role within the Olympic Movement.
5. Approve the reports submitted by the President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the Auditor and the Continental Vice Presidents, which summarize the extraordinary work carried out by ANOC and the NOCs in the last two years.
6. Express ANOC's and its member National Olympic Committees' full support to the International Olympic Committee and our leader, Jacques Rogge, with the certainty that, together, it will be possible to achieve the high objectives the Olympic Movement has set itself.
7. Congratulate the International Olympic Committee on the success of the First Youth Olympic Games “Singapore 2010” and recognize the role played by the NOCs in the preparation and participation of their respective sports delegations.
8. Thank the ANOC President his constant efforts to guarantee the NOCs benefit further from the World and Continental Olympic Solidarity Programs, especially the ones related to the preparation and training of athletes and coaches.
9. Fully support the position of ANOC and its President to defend and preserve the autonomy and independence of National Olympic Committees against any kind of interference in the NOCs' field of action, as provided by the Olympic Charter.
10. Improve and strengthen the NOCs' structures, statutes, regulations and norms as the basis to exercise a good governance and full transparency in financial management, which is fundamental to preserve their autonomy and independence.
11. Reiterate its position to demand absolute respect to the fulfillment of the provisions regarding the NOCs' rights on sports clothing; therefore, only the NOCs' logo may be allowed in said clothing, as established in the Olympic Charter.
12. Fully support the actions undertaken by the IOC to face illegal betting in sport.
13. Request the International Olympic Committee to continue inviting the ANOC Executive Council members and a number of NOC representatives to its Sessions, considering the positive experience of Vancouver.
14. Congratulate the ANOC President for his initiative to hold the First World Olympic Sport Convention, which is an exceptional opportunity to establish further ways for National Olympic Committees and Governments to collaborate and, in that sense, encourage NOCs to establish harmonious relations with their respective governments and Continental Associations to organize in the future meetings similar to the First Convention.
15. Recognize the importance for the work carried out by the NOCs of the presentation and debate of very current themes such as autonomy in sport, fight against doping, commercialization in sport and Olympic education.
16. Support the creation of the ANOC Olympic Education Commission, which shall be responsible for preparing the program and coordinating the activities that shall be undertaken by NOCs to promote education and Olympic values within each country.
17. Face the fight against doping with strictness and firmness, due to the fact this is key to preserve the credibility and values of sport. The NOCs express their decision to fulfill the responsibilities defined for them in the World Anti-Doping Code and encourage each country's governments to join this crucial battle, together with ANOC, the IOC and WADA, to protect the athletes' health and strengthen their image and example before youth worldwide.
18. Thank the Organizing Committees of the First Youth Olympic Winter Games “Innsbruck 2012”, the Games of the XXX Olympiad “London 2012”, the Second Youth Olympic Summer Games “Nanjing 2014” and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad “Rio 2016” their excellent reports, which shall allow NOCs to prepare themselves better to participate in these events.
19. Thank the Candidate Cities to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games their presentations to the Assembly, demonstrating their interest and commitment towards the Olympic Movement.
20. Support the proposal by the ANOC Executive Council to send a letter to the President of Chile to congratulate him on the extraordinary victory achieved by the rescue of the 33 miners, displaying a great sense of solidarity and respect.
21. Thank the IOC Athletes Commission its presentation to the General Assembly and reaffirm the NOCs' decision to continue supporting their athletes, encouraging as much participation as possible of their athletes in the management of the Olympic Movement in each country.
22. Recognize the support provided to NOCs by the Olympic Solidarity Continental Forums, which this year analyzed the issues of autonomy, good governance, arbitration and mediation, acknowledging the great contribution of the IOC Ethics Commission and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
23. Express the loyalty of National Olympic Committees worldwide towards the Olympic Movement, the International Olympic Committee and the Association of National Olympic Committees, with the commitment to strive to achieve further and higher results.
The XVII ANOC General Assembly
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – OCTOBER 23, 2010
The First World Olympic Sport Convention, held in Acapulco, Mexico, with the participation of representatives of National Olympic Committees, Ministers and government sport authorities of the 205 member countries of ANOC states the following:
1. That the First World Olympic Sport Convention has been an excellent forum in which representatives of National Olympic Committees and Governments have expressed, with full freedom and confidence, their ideas, experiences and proposals, reaffirming, above any other interest, their united commitment to sport and youth worldwide.
2. That the practice of sport is a universal human right that should be guaranteed for all, without any kind of discrimination and with a spirit of mutual understanding, fair play, friendship, solidarity and peace.
3. That the National Olympic Committees and Governments need to work together to foster the harmonious development of all individuals through sport, with the objective of achieving a healthy and physically active society.
4. That education is an essential factor in the development of ethical and moral values of citizens. Sporting activities are opportunities for the convergence of social policies in the sectors of education, health, high level sport and sport for all, contributing to holistic and sustainable human development.
5. That the promotion of sport through educational programs, the increasing interest of Governments in sport, the strength and transcendence of the Olympic Games, in conjunction with the respective roles of National Olympic Committees and Governments, establish a new framework of relations at the international and national levels, in which collaboration is essential and a natural result.
6. That Governments and National Olympic Committees should establish communication channels that allow for the development of institutionalized cooperation and means of association that are mutually beneficial and transparent in areas such as: the development and promotion of physical activity and sport, the organization of sport events for children, young people, adults, elderly people, and persons of every age with a disability; the preparation of delegations to the Olympic Games and other events sponsored by the International Olympic Committee, the promotion of women in sport, the protection of the health of athletes and youth, the fight against doping, the protection of the environment and support for athletes who are about to finish their careers in sport.
7. That relations between the Olympic Movement and Governments should be based on a shared vision, cooperation, consultation, coordination and respect for national laws, all in harmony with the principles of the Olympic Charter.
8. That National Olympic Committees and Governments should collaborate to put in place new and innovative ways to complement Olympic Solidarity contributions to National Olympic Committees with government resources that together provide the necessary means to support sport and the dreams of athletes in all countries of the Olympic Movement.
9. That Governments and National Olympic Committees should work together, within a framework of responsible autonomy, with full transparency and respect for the rule of law, providing reciprocal support so that each of them, in their respective fields of competence, may fulfill their responsibilities to sport.
10. That Governments and National Olympic Committees establish alliances to assist, through sport, in the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
11. That to guarantee the necessary follow-up on the themes discussed at the First Convention, a Working Group be established, comprised of representatives of Governments and National Olympic Committees to develop and submit to ANOC a draft of general principles, joint actions and shared responsibilities.
XVII GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – OCTOBER 24, 2010
RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
The XVII General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees met for 3 days in the city of Acapulco, Mexico, expresses the following:
― Its gratitude to the International Olympic Committee and President Dr. Jacques Rogge for their leadership, permanent support to the National Olympic Committee's work and the prompt attention provided to their proposals and recommendations.
― Its disposition to work with the IOC, supporting its efforts to strengthen the organization process and development of the Olympic Games, for the benefit of athletes and NOCs.
― Its congratulations to the IOC for the successful organization of the First Youth Olympic Games “Singapore 2010”, which marked the beginning of a new and important stage for the Olympic Movement.
― The commitment of ANOC and the National Olympic Committees to promote, with decision and strictness, the activities regarding the fight against doping in sport and the fulfillment of the obligations and responsibilities foreseen in the World Anti-Doping Code.
― Its gratitude to the IOC and President Rogge for its firm support to ANOC in its efforts to defend and preserve the autonomy and independence of National Olympic Committees.
― The disposition to work, together with the IOC, on the application of the measures that guarantee the fulfillment of the XIII Olympic Congress' recommendations.
― The disposition of ANOC to support the IOC to assure the First Youth Olympic Winter Games “Innsbruck 2012” and the Games of the XXX Olympiad “London 2012” constitute a new victory for the Olympic Movement.
The XVII General Assembly submits to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee the following
1. Ratify its full support to the fulfillment of the provisions regarding the right of the NOCs with respect to sports clothing and, therefore, only the NOCs' logo may be allowed in such clothing, as established in the Olympic Charter.
2. Express its disposition to fully support the efforts of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement to face illegal betting in sport. ANOC and the IOC shall decide the activities to undertake to promote a common position in all continents.
3. Request the IOC to continue inviting to the International Olympic Committee's Sessions the members of the ANOC Executive Board and a representative number of NOCs, taking into account the positive experience of the Vancouver Session.
4. Request the IOC to facilitate resources to finance the Chefs de Mission Meeting of the First Youth Olympic Winter Games “Innsbruck 2012”, considering the benefits of the similar meeting that was carried out on occasion of the Singapore Games.
5. Request the International Olympic Committee that Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña, ANOC President, after being unanimously reelected by the XVII General Assembly, continues as Member of the IOC Executive Board, representing the 205 National Olympic Committees worldwide during his mandate.
6. Request the IOC that in future Olympic Winter Games accreditations are issued for NOCs even though they do not count with delegations present in these Games.
The XVII ANOC General Assembly
7th April 2008 – Beijing, China - XVI ANOC General Assembly
The XVI General Assembly took place from the 7th to the 9th of April and was inaugurated in the presence of governmental and Olympic authorities of the host country, the President of ANOC and the President of the IOC. The President of ANOC thanked the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Organizing Committee of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and the Chinese Olympic Committee "for their great support and the excellent conditions provided for a successful XVI General Assembly of the National Olympics Committees". He underlined that "only the closest cooperation between all members of the Olympic Movement as well as the political will of China's Government will make it possible to reach the high objectives sought with the Beijing Olympic Games".
The Assembly approved the reports from the President of ANOC Mr Mario Vázquez Raña, the Secretary General Ms. Gunilla Lindberg, the Treasurer Mr Richard Peterkin, and the Auditor.
The preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing were of course the main topic on the agenda, and BOCOG made a presentation for half a day on the latest updates for the NOCs. A tour of Olympic venues took place on April 11, which gave the NOCs' representatives the opportunity of visiting the Olympic Green and the Olympic Village.
The Assembly also received information on various topics, in particular the World Anti-Doping Agency and the OCOGs of the Olympic Winter / Summer Games of Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014, and discussed the role of the NOCs in the XXI century in the midst of the rapid changes affecting all sectors in today's society.
With the aim of promoting the participation of women in Olympic organizations, ANOC had again especially invited three women delegates per continent selected by their Continental Organizations as for the previous XV Assembly in Seoul to participate in ANOC's General Assembly, with Olympic Solidarity's support.
The XVI General Assembly approved the following declaration and Resolutions. The XVII ANOC General Assembly is programmed for 2010 in Acapulco, Mexico.