The ANOC Awards

Following the recommendation of the President, the ANOC Gala Awards Dinner was created and held for the first time in Bangkok in 2014 during the ANOC General Assembly. After the first successful event, ANOC renamed the ceremony to the ANOC Awards.

The ANOC Awards give ANOC the chance to commend the achievements of NOCs, athletes and key members of the Olympic family and promote best practice. They also provide an opportunity for the NOCs to take part in an event in which they can celebrate their work and the work of their colleagues.

The 2015 ANOC Awards took place in Washington D.C on October 29 and celebrated the achievements of athletes from the five continental Games.

In 2016, the ANOC Awards were hosted by Doha, Qatar on November 15 and celebrated the achievements of NOCs and their athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The 2017 ANOC Awards took place in Prague, Czech Republic on November 2 and celebrated the best male and female sporting performance from each continent.

In 2018, the ANOC Awards were held on November 28 during the 23rd General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan. 

The focus of the awards was the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The 2019 Awards were held alongside the first ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar in October, and recognised stars of the continental Games.

Greek island Crete will host the next ANOC Awards in October 2021. The 2020 event, alongside the 2020 ANOC General Assembly, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.