Other news on the Olympic Movement
ANOC President in Myanmar
On February 2013, ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah, visited the NOC of Myanmar and had successful meetings with the representatives of the NOC.
and President of Myanmar Olympic Committee, H. E. U Tint Hsan
On January 23th 2013, Gunilla Lindberg, ANOC Secretary General, met at ANOC Office in Lausanne Melitón Sánchez Rivas, IOC Member from Panama as well as Javier Filemón Tejeira Pulido, Director General of PANDEPORTES (Panamanian Institute of Sports). During this encounter, they discussed about the situation of Sport in Panama and the progresses that have been made over the past months.
National Olympic Committee of Ecuador
The autonomy of the Ecuadorian NOC has been restored amicably. At the time of the ANOC meeting in Moscow in April, the NOC had raised the issue that its autonomy was being indirectly affected by Sports Ministry interference in the activities of the National Sports Federations. On 12 April 2012, the Sports Ministry decided not to recognise the elections conducted in 40 Sports Federations and to appoint three administrators to manage these federations and organise new elections within 90 days.
In order to resolve this situation, the IOC organised a meeting with the Sports Minister and the NOC in Lausanne on 10 May 2012. This meeting was extremely constructive and led to an agreement in principle between all the parties, respecting both the fundamental principles of the Olympic Movement and the country's legislation. This agreement has since been formalised and signed by all the parties concerned.
ANOC would like to thank the IOC and all the other parties concerned for their swift action, which has resulted in the amicable resolution of this issue.
Nomination of H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah as Olympic Solidarity President
During the recent IOC Executive Board Meeting in Québec City, Canada, H. E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was ratified as Olympic Solidarity President. From now, he will hold concurrently his functions in ANOC and Olympic Solidarity that his predecessor, Don Mario Vázquez Raña, presided during many years before his resignation in March 2012.