The XVIII General Assembly of ANOC and the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention held from 13-17 April 2012 in Moscow gathered nearly 1,200 participants, including the representatives of the 204 National Olympic Committees as well as 170 Ministers and representatives of governmental sports authorities.
In the morning of 13 April 2012, the General Assembly elected Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah as President ad interim of ANOC for the period 2012-2014, following the resignation of Mario Vázquez Raña in March 2012. In the afternoon, Vladimir Putin, President elect of the Russian Federation, addressed the members of the General Assembly, underlining the importance of sport for the development of the youth.
On 14 April 2012, the cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games (Istanbul, Tokyo, Baku, Doha, Madrid) had the opportunity to present their projects to all participants.
Presentations by the various Olympic Games Organising Committees put the final touch to the XVIII edition of the General Assembly, especially with the presentation from the Organising Committee of London 2012, as the city is to welcome in three months’ time the athletes coming from the whole world.
The 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention gathered for two days the National Olympic Committees and representatives of the governments in charge of sport, who agreed on the importance of good working relations and the need for collaboration between the NOCs and the governments for a positive development of the Olympic Movement.
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Documents of the XVIII ANOC General Assembly Moscow 2012 - Reports and Presentations:
Documents of the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention Moscow 2012 - Reports and Presentations: