ANOC Press Releases
07 February 2014; Sochi: More NOCs will compete at Sochi 2014 than at any previous Winter Games, a fact hailed today by the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees [ANOC] and Olympic Solidarity, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah, as evidence of the growing unity and spirit of collaboration among the NOC family.
The national flags of the last seven nations were raised at the Olympic Villages yesterday, and the teams' official welcome concluded the daily ceremonies which began on Sunday 2 February. Dominica, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga and Zimbabwe will all be sending athletes to a Winter Games for the very first time. Sochi 2014 has also set a new benchmark for the number of athletes at a Winter Games, with 3,000 expected to compete for 98 sets of medals – another record high.
Lausanne - 17 December 2013: The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has announced the appointment of two leading international agencies to support the organisation's ongoing development strategies in 2014: JTA will deliver brand building and global communications services; and MP & Silva will take on the role of media rights advisor and events management agency.
ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah said:
“I am delighted at these significant new appointments. ANOC is committed to enhancing the level of support we provide to NOCs all over the world by professionalising every aspect of our organisation. With their wealth of Olympic Movement and sports industry experience, and their genuine best-in-class expertise, I am certain that both of these agencies will make a valuable contribution to our objectives. I look forward to a fruitful partnership in 2014.”