ANOC Awards

Following the recommendation of the President, the ANOC Gala Awards Dinner was created and held for the first time in Bangkok in 2014 during the ANOC General Assembly. After the first successful event in 2014, ANOC renamed the ceremony to The ANOC Awards. The ANOC Awards give ANOC the chance to commend the achievements of NOCs, athletes and key members of the Olympic Family and promote best practice. It also provides an opportunity for the NOCs to take part in an event in which they can celebrate their work and the work of their colleagues. The ANOC Awards 2015 took place in Washington D.C., the United States, on October 29, 2015 and celebrated the achievements of athletes from the five Continental Games. In 2016, the ANOC Awards was hosted in Doha, Qatar and celebrated the achievements of NOCs and their athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The ANOC Awards 2017 took place in Prague, Czech Republic. The 2018 Awards are taking place in Japanese capital Tokyo.