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.

The ANOC Awards winners for best male and best female athlete from each continent were:

  • Best Female Athlete from Africa 2017:

    Farida Osman (Egypt)

  • Best Male Athlete from Africa 2017:

    Chad Le Clos (South Africa)

  • Best Female Athlete from the Americas 2017:

    Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela)

  • Best Male Athlete from the Americas 2017:

    Trinidad and Tobago 4 x 400 team

  • Best Female Athlete from Asia 2017:

    Yu Song (China)

  • Best Male Athlete from Asia 2017:

    Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)

  • Best Female Athlete from Europe 2017:

    Sarah Sjöström (Sweden)

  • Best Male Athlete from Europe 2017:

    Marcel Hirscher (Austria)

  • Best Female Athlete from Oceania 2017:

    Sarah Goss (New Zealand)

  • Best Male Athlete from Oceania 2017:

    Robbie Manson (New Zealand)

  • The following individual awards were also presented:

  • Outstanding Performance:

    Nadia Comaneci (Romania)

  • Outstanding Lifetime Achievement:

    Julio Maglione (Uruguay)

  • Contribution to the Olympic Movement:

    Michael Fennell (Jamaica)