ANOC announces new dates for 2021 General Assembly in Seoul
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Association of National Olympic Committees, in partnership with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee, has confirmed that the ANOC General Assembly in Seoul will take place on October 26-27, 2021, with the ANOC Awards set for October 26.
Both events will be hosted at the state-of-the-art COEX Convention Centre. Delegates will be accommodated at the nearby COEX Intercontinental Hotel and Grand Intercontinental Hotel.
ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg said: “We are very grateful to the KSOC for their hard work and the speed with which they have been able to find new dates for next year’s ANOC General Assembly. We wanted to make sure we found dates that were as convenient as possible for the NOCs and that did not clash with other major sports events.”
KSOC President Lee Kee Heung added: “It is a great pleasure to host the ANOC General Assembly in 2021. Although COVID-19 has greatly impacted the international sports community, KSOC and ANOC will make every effort to ensure a safe and successful General Assembly. We are looking forward to welcoming the NOCs from around the world to Korea.”
The KSOC had been scheduled to host the 2020 ANOC General Assembly and ANOC Awards on November 25-26 but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
As is customary, ANOC will host meetings of its Executive Council and Commissions in the days leading up to the General Assembly in Seoul next year.
Seoul bid to host the 2020 ANOC General Assembly, which will feature around 1,000 delegates from the 206 NOCs, International Federations, games organising committees and other stakeholders, as part of centenary celebrations on the founding of the Olympic movement in Korea with the establishment of the Chosun Sports Council on July 13, 1920.