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NOC Meeting Draws Record Numbers

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A record number of National Olympic Committees (NOC) are participating in Athens at the 14th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

It’s the first time that ANOC has held its General Assembly in a city hosting the Games the same year.

More than 500 delegates and officials from a record number of 201 recognized NOCs are in attendance.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge reminded the NOCs of the challenge of organizing an Olympic Games. He said, “it is not easy to host the Games. The world has changed since September 11th and we have to deal with the threat of terrorism. But all that is humanly possible is being done”.

He added, “the Olympic Games must leave an urban legacy for future generations. It is clear from what we can already see today in Athens that this legacy exists even before the Games have begun”.

At the meeting South Korea was selected to host the 15th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees in 2006.

The traditional meeting of the IOC Executive Board with the NOCs will take place on February 27, followed by a two-day meeting of the IOC Executive Board. Write or read comments about this article

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