The ANOC Awards 2017 took place at the Forum Karlín – one of Prague’s premier venues for cultural, social and professional events – on 2 November 2017.
The spectacular ceremony provided the perfect setting to honour the hard work and dedication of the 205 NOCs and their athletes, and unite them and other representatives from the Olympic Movement in a truly global celebration of Olympic sport.
The fourth edition of the ANOC Awards, saw the best male and best female athletes of all five continents awarded for their exceptional sporting achievements throughout the year. Three individual accolades – Outstanding Performance, Contribution to the Olympic Movement and Outstanding Lifetime Achievement – were also awarded. The ceremony was broadcast live in countries around the world and as well as online on Czech TV and ANOC’s website and YouTube channel.
In addition to the Awards themselves, the global audience was able to enjoy breath-taking performances from five groups reflecting the importance of blending culture and sport in the Olympic Movement.