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Posted On: 14 November 2016 09:44 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

History beckons ANOC General Assembly in Doha

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Delegates and officials associated with the Olympic Movement are converging here for the XXI ANOC General Assembly that kicks off on Tuesday.

The two-day event, which provides ANOC and the NOCs with an opportunity to assess the developments of the past year and effectively plan for the future, will have a record first this year. As never ever in the history of ANOC have there been a record-breaking 1200 delegates taking part in its General Assembly.

Besides, this would be the very first time that the ANOC General Assembly would take place in the Arabian Gulf.

Apart from the representatives from 205 NOCs as well as IOC President Thomas Bach and delegates from International Federations (IF), Organising Committees (OCOGS), the General Assembly in Doha will provide a platform to the 2024 Olympic Games Candidate Cities to put forth their presentations.

ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who has been quoted in the ANOC website, said: “It is a privilege to be in Doha for the XXI ANOC General Assembly. Over the past few years, Doha has showcased its impressive credentials in hosting major sporting events and the Qatari capital offers the perfect environment for the world’s NOCs to unite together in the spirit of sport. I would like to thank the Qatar Olympic Committee and the city of Doha for warmly welcoming the ANOC General Assembly for the very first time."

“I am looking forward to the days ahead, which will provide an opportunity for us to celebrate an outstanding year for NOCs as well as updating NOCs on our progress as we look to make a positive contribution to the Olympic Movement. I also look forward to hearing more from the NOCs and listening to how ANOC can improve the support we provide them. We are honoured to have IOC President Bach and many representatives from International Federations here in Doha as part of our ongoing commitment to nurture the relationships between NOCs and IFs. NOCs and IFs both share National Federations as their stakeholders and so developing relationships between them will benefit the entire Olympic Movement,” he added.

ANOC launches Instagram account ahead

In another first, the ANOC on Sunday launched its Instagram account - ANOCOlympic. According to ANOC website -, the ANOC “Instagram account will offer a new engaging way to connect with NOCs during ANOC’s largest ever General Assembly.”

ANOC’s social media channels are:

ANOC Instagram: ANOCOlympic
ANOC Twitter: @ANOC_Olympic
ANOC Facebook:
ANOC Youtube Channel: Youtube Channel