ANOC General Assembly ends with Qatar’s participation

 05 Nov 2017 - 12:00

ANOC General Assembly ends with Qatar’s participation
The President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani and star Qatari high jumper Mutaz Barshim (centre) pose for a group picture along with other officials, after the National Olympic Committee (ANOC) Awards Ceremony in Prague last weekend. Barshim was named ‘Best Athlete in Asia’ for his outstanding run throughout the 2017 in which he also claimed the world title. Pics: Twitter: @mutazbarshim

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The General Assembly of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC),  hosted by the Czech Republic, Prague,  concluded on Friday  with the participation of Qatar’s delegation headed by President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC)  H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani,  and officials from  206 countries.

In the closing statement,  the Congress praised the efforts of the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to arrange the agenda for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, saying he supports Pyongyang’s efforts to host the Winter Games next year.

The General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees criticised the call for a complete ban on Russian athletes from participating in the Winter Olympics in 2018, at the backdrop of doping issues.