ANOC is the umbrella organisation responsible for protecting and advancing the interests of the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and for supporting their mission to promote the Olympic Values worldwide. Over the last 35 years, the number of NOCs recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and represented by ANOC has risen to 206.
In April 2012, during the XVIII ANOC General Assembly in Moscow, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was elected as the ANOC President ad interim for a two-year mandate.
Working in collaboration with the ANOC Executive Council Members and in compliance with the new Constitution adopted 15 June 2013, the ANOC President is legally the representative of the Association and the official spokesperson of the Association.
ANOC’s Secretary General, Gunilla Lindberg (Sweden), is responsible for the day to day management and operations of the Association in consultation with the President.
The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Association. Under the new Constitution, an Ordinary General Assembly must be held once a year. All 206 NOCs participate in the General Assembly, and the event is also a platform for Olympic stakeholders, especially OCOGs and cities bidding to host the Olympic Games, to address the NOC Family.
Every four years the Ordinary General Assembly includes the elections of the President, the Senior Vice-President, and other members of the Executive Council.
Between General Assemblies, Executive Council Meetings must be held at least twice a year. The Executive Council includes members of the five Continental Associations elected for a four-year term.