MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – Seoul is hosting the 26th General Assembly of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on 18-21 October 2022, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus.
Representatives of 205 National Olympic Committees are taking part in the ANOC General Assembly. 187 of them are participating in person with 18 more joining the Assembly online. The NOC of Belarus is represented at the meeting by Acting Secretary General and two-time Olympic medalist in rhythmic gymnastics Ksenia Sankovich.
The opening speeches were delivered by President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, Acting President of the ANOC Robin Mitchell and Secretary General of the ANOC Gunilla Lindberg. Thomas Bach noted that the work of the IOC remains outside of politics and that the 26th General Assembly of the ANOC unites all members of the ANOC, regardless of whether states are in conflict or not. "For the IOC, for all the international federations and for me personally, the principle of unity is important, and we continue to live up to our mission of unity and peace, the true principles of the Olympic movement,” added the IOC head.
On the first day of the ANOC General Assembly will include the report of the ANOC Finance and Audit Commission, the report by the ANOC Events Commission - ANOC World Beach Games 2023, and also the reports by WADA, the International Testing Agency (ITA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).