ANOC held a site inspection at the General Assembly venue in Crete ©ANOC

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held a two-day site visit to the venue for its 2021 General Assembly in Crete.

ANOC secretary general Gunilla Lindberg led the trip to the Creta Maris Beach Resort.

She was joined by a Hellenic Olympic Committee delegation which was led by its secretary general Emmanuel Kolympadis, and the management team from the hotel.

A meeting was also held with Greece's Deputy Minister for Sport Lefteris Avgenakis, who shared his Government's support for the General Assembly on October 24 and 25.

On the opening day the ANOC Awards will also be held.

The visit focused on finalising plans for the meeting and included inspections of the venue and discussions on event production.

National Olympic Committees were invited to register for the General Assembly last month, but not all are expected to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The ANOC General Assembly will be held in Crete later this month ©Getty Images
The ANOC General Assembly will be held in Crete later this month ©Getty Images

However, ANOC said they still expected a "significant number" to travel to Crete.

Those who cannot attend will be able to log-in to the event online.

Last month, it was confirmed that the Creta Maris was unaffected by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the island.

ANOC had initially planned to hold its General Assembly in Seoul, but it was moved from the South Korean capital to Greece in July due to coronavirus measures.

Athens was initially chosen as host before Crete was confirmed.