XVIII ANOC General Assembly, Moscow 2012
The XVIIIth General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention held from 13th to 17th April 2012 in Moscow gathered nearly 1,200 participants, among others the representatives of the 203 National Olympic Committees (NOC’s) as well as 170 Ministers and representatives of Governmental sports authorities.
In the morning of April 13th, the General Assembly elected Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah as President of ANOC for the period 2012-2014, following the resignation of Mr Mario Vazquez Rana in March. And in the afternoon, Mr Valdimir Putin, President-elect of the Russian Federation addressed the members of the General Assembly underlying the importance of sport for the development of youth.
On 14th April, for the first time in ANOC General Assembly, the cities bidding to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 (Istanbul, Tokyo, Baku, Doha and Madrid) had the opportunity to present their projects to all participants. Presentations by various Olympic Games Organizing Committees put the final touch to the XVIII edition of the General Assembly, especially with the presentation from London 2012, as the city is to welcome in less than three months times the athletes and officials coming from the around the world.
The 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention gathered for two days the National Olympic Committees (NOC’s) and representatives of the Governments in charge of sports, who agreed on the importance of good working relations and the need for collaboration between NOC’s and Governments for a positive development of the Olympic Movement.
Samoa's delegates to attend the General Assembly and Wrold Olympic Sport Convention were Tapasu Leung Wai - President, Anasii Tuuu - Minister of Sport and Dengue Taosoga - SASNOC Administration.
At the completion of the ANOC General Assembly, the deleagtes continued and travelled to Lausanne, Switzerland to take part in the Pre-Delegation Meeting (DRM) for the London 2012 Games. The meeting was held at the IOC Headquarter for delegations from Oceania less New Zealand and Australia.
Each delegate had a one-on-one meeting with members of LOCOG to iron out details for members of their delegation for the Games.
Samoa has currently confirmed four (4) athletes in Archery (1), Judo (1) and Taekwondo (2) while Athletics, Boxing, Canoeing, and Weightlifting await their respective qualification events.