ANOC World Beach Games
In 2015, the ANOC General Assembly unanimously approved the ANOC Executive Council’s recommendation to select San Diego as the host city of the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in 2019.
The ANOC World Beach Games will be a unique multi-sport event which will be a global celebration of sport and culture. It will focus on uniting the passion and interests of billions of young people around the world by embracing exciting youth-orientated sports and the latest interactive and progress technologies.
The event has been created by ANOC to provide a global platform for NOCs and IFs to engage with the world’s young people in different and innovative ways. All of the world’s NOCs will be invited to take part across the 20 or so sports on the programme.
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 are due to take place in Prague, Czech Republic.
Commissions and Working Groups
The nine Commissions and Working groups were ratified at the ANOC Executive Council meeting in December 2013. They meet up to three times a year and place a strong emphasis on delivering tangible and measurable results for the benefit of ANOC’s stakeholders.
The Commissions and Working Groups present their ongoing progress to the ANOC Executive Council before presenting their year’s achievements at the ANOC General Assembly towards the end of each year.
The details of the nine Commissions and Working Groups can be found below:
New Lausanne Headquarters
ANOC’s headquarters moved from Paris to the Olympic capital, Lausanne, in 2010. In 2015, ANOC set up their headquarters in a traditional four-storey Swiss town-house. The offices were officially opened in June 2015 in an event attended by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, IOC President Thomas Bach and IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge. The headquarters showcase ANOC’s commitment to modernisation and provide the best possible environment from which to serve the NOCs. The office serves as ANOC’s global operational hub, as well as a base to welcome members of the world’s NOCs and other stakeholders of the Olympic Movement