Association of National Olympic Committees

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Association of National Olympic Committees
Logo of ANOC.svg
Formation26 June 1979; 39 years ago (1979-06-26)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
206 National Olympic Committees 8 Associate National Olympic Committees
Official language
English, French, Spanish
Kuwait Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is an international organization that affiliates the current 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 8 National Olympic Committees who are not recognized by International Olympic Committee but recognized by continental associations are its associate members.

ANOC was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The organization's purpose is for the IOC to manage the general affairs for the National Olympic Committees, to give them their support, advice, cooperation, and recommendations for their development.

Former logo of the ANOC representing each continental association within a ring.

Its members are affiliated to one of five continental associations:

Continent Continental association Founded
Africa Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) 1981
Americas Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) 1940
Asia Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) 1982
Europe European Olympic Committees (EOC) 1968
Oceania Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) 1981

The organization was founded in 1979 under the presidency of Mario Vázquez Raña of Mexico. Since 2012, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait has served as ANOC president.[1]

ANOC Presidents[edit]

No. Name Country Term
1. Mario Vázquez Raña  Mexico 26 June 1979 – 13 April 2012
2. Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait 13 April 2012 – present


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