POSTED: March 31st 2014

ANOC Executive Council lays out roadmap for the NOCs in Kuwait

The ANOC Executive Council in Kuwait / ANOC
The ANOC Executive Council in Kuwait / ANOC

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Association of National Olympic Committees Executive Council was presented the initial conclusions and strategic plans of the nine ANOC Commissions and Working Groups Monday in Kuwait.

The three-day ANOC Executive Council Meeting ended Monday, and ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah greeted members at the Olympic Council of Asia’s new headquarters in Kuwait City with words of encouragement.

“These very successful first meetings have provided an excellent roadmap and I was really proud hearing the reports today,” Sheikh Ahmad said. “Everyone was very professional and I am sure that we made the right choices when we were selecting our experts. We have achieved a great deal in the last two years, and with these specialists guiding us I am sure that what we promised at the General Assembly in Moscow in 2012 we will deliver in Bangkok later this year.”

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was in attendance at the ANOC Executive Council meeting, with the agenda focusing on what Sheikh Ahmad called “one of the biggest and best sports organisations in the world.”

The Executive Council provisionally approved a new logo and corporate look-and-feel for ANOC, while the ANOC Gala Awards ceremony scheduled for 7 November 2014 in Bangkok and the inaugural World Beach Games were also discussed. Along with the presentations from the Commissions and Working Groups chairpersons, the agenda also made time for discussions around ANOC’s contribution to the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 and the latest on the Association’s new headquarters in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.

“The NOCs have an important role to play in the Olympic Movement,” Sheikh Ahmad said. “If the head is the IOC, the right hand should be the NOCs, the left hand the IFs. Our dreams are very big, and we must work very hard to achieve them. But what drive us is our mission to serve the NOCs of the world and their athletes through leadership, innovation and vision.

“By the time we het to the General Assembly in Bangkok this year, we ill have laid a stable foundation to build on and achieve our success together.”

Keywords · Association of National Olympic Committees · ANOC · International Olympic Committee · IOC · Kuwait · Lausanne · Switzerland · Olympic Council of Asia ·

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