2010 - 2011 Other ANOC activities
30 April – 2nd May 2011 – Doha, Qatar – 9th World Conference on Sport and the Environment
The National Olympic Committee of Qatar was host in Doha, from April 30 to May 2nd 2011, of the 9th World Conference on Sport and the Environment jointly organized with the IOC, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Under the motto "Playing for a Greener Future", this 9th Conference assessed the environmental success stories of the Olympic Movement, reflected on future challenges and explored new opportunities of mainstreaming the environment in the world of sport.
ANOC Secretary General Ms Gunilla Lindberg took part in the Conference as ANOC representative and presented the report on « The Sustainable Yield : Views from the continents».
1st March 2011 – Lausanne – Creation of Task Force on Illegal Sports Betting decided at IOC Meeting
Representatives from the international sports organisations, governments, international organisations including Interpol and the United Nations as well as betting operators, gathered at the First Meeting on Combating Irregular and Illegal Sports Betting held at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on March 1st, 2011 chaired by IOC President Jacques Rogge, agreed to create a Task Force assigned to work on a set of action points they approved, with a view to support and protect the integrity of sports competitions and fight more effectively against all forms of cheating in sport linked to irregular and illegal betting. The Task Force will comprise representatives of all stakeholders and will proceed to set up a permanent system of information exchange and cross-border cooperation.
ANOC was represented at the meeting by ANOC Vice-President Mr Patrick Hickey and Mr Michael Chambers, President of the ANOC Juridical Commission.
Were also attending Lord Colin Moynihan, Chairman of the British NOC, Mr Denis Masseglia, President of the French NOC, Mr Wu Qi, Vice-President of the Chinese NOC, Mr Giancarlo Abete, Vice-President of the Italian NOC and Mr Christian Seifert, associated member of the German NOC.
1st March 2011 – Lausanne – ANOC Juridical Commission President visited ANOC's new Headquarters
Mr Michael Chambers, President of the ANOC Juridical Commission, former President of the Canadian NOC, took the opportunity of his participation in the First Meeting on Combating Irregular and Illegal Sports Betting held at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, to pay a first visit to the new ANOC Headquarters set up in the “Olympic capital city” since July 2010.
ANOC has moved its headquarter offices from Paris to Lausanne in the course of July 2010. ANOC's new contact data are shown below :
Rue du Grand-Chêne 6
1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Phone : ++ 41 21 321 52 60
Fax : ++ 41 21 321 52 61
E-mail : email@example.com
Website : www.acnolympic.org
(N.B. - Our e-mail and website addresses remain unchanged)
22 June 2010 – Lausanne, Switzerland – ANOC in Lausanne
The Association of National Olympic Committees presided by Mr Mario Vázquez Raña has moved its Central offices from Paris, where they had been headquartered since 1982, to the city of Lausanne, considered as the Olympic Capital.
The simple and moving ceremony for the opening of the new Office, located at N°6 in Grand-Chêne Street, opposite the Lausanne Palace - closely linked to the IOC's activities -, was attended, besides President Vázquez Raña, by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Jacques Rogge, by members of the IOC Executive Board, Presidents of National Olympic Committees, Presidents of International Federations, Olympic leaders present to attend various meetings held in Lausanne, as well as the members of the IOC Women and Sport Commission currently holding their session in this city.
In his message of welcome as an introduction to the ceremony, the President of ANOC commented on the symbolic value of this ceremony materializing the setting up of headquarters in the Olympic City of Lausanne by one of the main components of our Olympic Movement.
In his own name and on behalf of the 205 National Olympic Committees members of the Association, President Vázquez Raña thanked the French Government and Olympic Committee as well as the City of Paris for their generous contribution towards the functioning of the ANOC Office for nearly 30 years, which had meant significant financial savings, put to use for the promotion and development of Olympic sport and for increased support to athletes throughout the world.
He underlined the great significance, for ANOC's future work, of moving the Offices to the Olympic capital, as it will offer a closer proximity to the Olympic leadership, providing the NOCs with a new option to work in the Office of the Organization when visiting Lausanne and allowing for a more effective coordination of joint actions ANOC has to carry out together with the IOC, Olympic Solidarity and a high number of International Federations headquartered are in this city.
Mr Vázquez Raña assessed as very positive the presence and message of President Rogge as well as of many members of the Olympic Movement, representatives of the Lausanne Town Hall, which, besides honouring the opening ceremony of the new headquarters, expressed the interest and high consideration given to the extremely significant decision taken by ANOC.
He also underscored that the new headquarters now opening its doors, in simple but practical and functional premises, will be fully operational and at the service of the NOCs of the whole world.
The traditional ribbon cutting act marked the beginning of a new and higher stage in ANOC's work, through which is to be consolidated and strengthened its important role within the Olympic Movement.
ANOC President Mr Mario Vázquez Raña welcoming the guests. On his left, IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge, on his right Ms Jimena Saldaña, ANOC Executive Secretary.
Right to left : IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge; Mr Jean-Pierre Mougin, Secretary General of the French NOC; ANOC President Mr Mario Vázquez Raña; Mr Patrice Iseli, Director of Sports, Direction of Public Security and Sports, City of Lausanne; Ms Jimena Saldaña, ANOC Executive Secretary; Sir Craig Reedie, IOC Executive Board member, former ANOC Executive Council member.
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24-30 March 2010 – Nadi, Fiji – Participation of ANOC Secretary General in the 30th ONOC General Assembly and associated meetings - First Regional Olympic Forum
ANOC Secretary General Ms Gunilla Lindberg took part in the 30th General Assembly of ONOC held on March 28th, 2010 in Nadi, Fiji Islands, where she presented a report on ANOC's activities since the previous ONOC General Assembly. She also attended various joints workshops held prior to the General Assembly, from the 24th to the 27th of March, between ONOC and representatives of the Olympic Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) and other development partners, covering a number of areas of mutual interest to both organizations.
Following the Assembly, closed on March 28th, the First Regional Olympic Forum on Autonomy, Good Governance, Mediation and Arbitration was held on March 29th-30th.