Puerto Rico

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mario Vázquez Raña


Mario Vázquez Raña


Served as ANOC President for nearly 33 years, before being succeeded.


Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah


Succeeded him in April 2012.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah


The first General Assembly of the NOCs took place in Rome from 30 September - 2 October 1965.

1982 / 2010

ANOC´s headquarters

ANOC’s headquarters was located in Paris between 1982 and 2010 before moving to the Olympic capital, Lausanne, in May 2010.


ANOC moved into a new, modern headquarters in Lausanne.

The new offices, which were inaugurated in June 2015, showcase ANOC’s commitment to modernisation and provide the best possible environment from which to serve the NOCs.

The offices serve as ANOC’s global operational hub, as well as a base to welcome members of the world’s NOCs and host NOC and Continental Association meetings.


In November 2018, Sheikh Ahmad temporarily steps aside. Robin Mitchell is elected as Senior Vice President