Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov 22, 2018: The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has officially announced the award categories for the ANOC Awards 2018, which will honour the outstanding performances of the best athletes and teams at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The awards will celebrate the Best Male Athlete and Best Female Athlete and the Best Male and Best Female teams of PyeongChang 2018, as well as the most Successful NOC.
There will also be an award for Inspiring Hope through Sport, as well as the Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Athlete awards, which will be presented to athletes who have delivered exceptional performances at multiple Olympic Games.
The award categories return to recognising athletes’ performances at the Olympic Games following the ANOC Awards 2017, which saw the best male and female athlete from each continent awarded, including Marcel Hirscher (Austria), Chad Le Clos (South Africa) and Sarah Sjöström (Sweden).
The ANOC Awards 2018 will take place on 28 November at the Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan and will attend by representatives from all 206 NOCs.
The ceremony, which runs from 20:00 local time, will broadcast on Tokyo Metropolitan Television in Japan and highlights of the ceremony will make available to international broadcasters to ensure the awards are watched all over the world.
The winners of each award selected by the ANOC Jury, comprised of representatives from each of the Continental Associations, the ANOC Athletes’ Commission Chair, AIOWF President and ANOC Secretary General.
The awards will take place on the occasion of the XXIII ANOC General Assembly, which will be held on 28-29 November in Tokyo.
More than 1,000 senior-delegates from the Olympic Movement expected to attend the General Assembly, including representatives from all 206 NOCs, International Federations, the IOC and OCOGs.
About ANOC/ANOC Awards 2018
Over the last 38 years, the number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) whose interests ANOC represents has risen to 206.
ANOC also aims to build and strengthen the relationships between the NOCs and the Olympic Family for the benefit of the entire Olympic Movement. —- ANOC