History of ANOC

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 (Mexico) served as ANOC President for nearly 33 years, before being succeeded by the current President, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah (Kuwait), in April 2012.The first General Assembly of the NOCs took place in Rome from 30 September – 2 October 1965.

ANOC’s headquarters was located in Paris between 1982 and 2010 before moving to the Olympic capital, Lausanne, in May 2010. In 2015, 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.

Use the links below for:

A summary table of the ANOC General Assemblies

A summary table of the ANOC Executive Council Meetings

History Photo
ANOC X General Assembly Cancun 1996