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56th ANOC Executive Council Meeting in Lausanne

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.