The ANOC Awards was established by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and held for the first time in Bangkok in 2014.

The event was created in order to recognise the achievements of the NOCs and their athletes as well as distinguished members of the Olympic Family. Held each year, the event is an opportunity for the world’s NOCs come together in a relaxed and entertaining environment and enjoy an evening celebrating sport.

The awards presented each year vary depending on the sporting events that have taken place that year and are decided by the ANOC jury.