Results of the XXI ANOC General Assembly

The XXI Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General  Assembly, held in Doha, Qatar, has completed its work. The the Statement,  supporting IOC’s decision to allow clean Russian athletes to compete at Rio 2016, was among the resolutions adopted.

Resolutions of the XXI ANOC General  Assembly

– The ANOC welcomes the success of the Rio Olympic Games, watched by half of the world’s population. It has dramatically increased the attention to NOCs’ activity  and ensured relevance  of the Olympic Games. The ANOC has witnessed the numerous examples of solidarity and unity, demonstrated by all the world’s NOCs in this difficult economic and political situation for Brazil. This has also facilitated the success of the 2016 Games.

– Rio 2016 has given a big impetus that will allow ANOC to move confidently towards the PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Games.

– The ANOC takes into consideration the IOC’s recent decision to increase financial support to the NOCs. The International Olympic Committee released a statement saying its Olympic Solidarity budget for the 2017 to 2020 period was a 16 percent increase on the $439,870,000 from the 2013-17. The ANOC is especially grateful for that.

– ANOC reiterated its support of the IOC’s decision to allow clean Russian athletes to compete at Rio 2016. the decision was correct, because we managed to apply the principle of collective responsibility and take into account the necessity to  treat athletes fairly.

– Protecting clean athletes and fighting against doping is a top priority for the ANOC for the future. The  ANOC along with the other participants of the Olympic movement has supported the suggestion, made by the IOC at the recent Olympic Summit, to reform WADA’s organisation in order to make it more functional and effective. ANOC reiterated its support for the principle of autonomy of sports organisations and condemned all kinds of interference in the governance of sports organisations.

– The ANOC has reiterated its interest in reforms, discussed at the Olympic Summit, and its willingness to support those  reforms by all available  means, including creation of independent testing authorities, separation of powers, which allows to impose disciplinary measures independently of WADA.

– The ANOC reiterated its support for the principle of autonomy of sports organisations and condemned all kinds of interference in the governance of sports organisations. The ANOC shares the IOC’s position on the   situation of the Olympic Movement in Kuwait. Particularly it supports the IOC’s decision to disclaim the Kuwait  Olympic Committee temporary board.