POSTED: December 9th 2014

Message of NOC Support at 127th IOC Session Delivered by ANOC

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) During his address to the IOC membership, at the historic 127th IOC Session, ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah conveyed the unanimous support for Olympic Agenda 2020 from the 203 National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

All 40 recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 were unanimously approved by the IOC, during the opening day of the IOC Session, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Proposals were presented to the IOC Session, before they voted, by the chairs of the 14 working groups. These working groups produced the recommendations after receiving contributions from Olympic stakeholders, including the world's NOCs.

14 topics were discussed, which included:

·         Sustainability and legacy

·         Differentiation of the Olympic Games

·         Bidding: ensuring appeal and diversity

·         Procedure for the composition of the Olympic program

·         Protecting clean athletes

·         Olympic Channel

·         Olympic Games management

·         Youth Olympic Games

·         Shape Olympism in Action, including Youth Strategy

·         Culture policy

·         Autonomy, good governance and integrity

“Yesterday was an historic day in the future development of the Olympic Movement. I would like to congratulate IOC President Thomas Bach, and the IOC, for taking such a significant step towards a better and healthier future. The unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations is a testament to the process of collaboration and cooperation that the IOC has undergone under President Bach’s leadership over the last year," stated ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, during the final day of the 127th IOC Session.

He added, “I was delighted to address the IOC Session and deliver a message of support from the 203 NOCs. The NOCs have taken an active part in the discussions on Olympic Agenda 2020 and we have every confidence that these recommendations will benefit the entire Olympic Movement.  We look forward to working closely with the IOC President Bach and the IOC over the coming months and years.”

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