The 24th General Assembly of ANOC ended today in Doha. During the meeting of the World Olympic Committees, meeting on the side-lines of the first edition of the World Beach Games, general topics and leading issues related to the Olympic movement were discussed. The work was opened yesterday by the applauded speech of the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, who recalled the need to affirm the values of “respect, unity and political neutrality as vital factors for the universality of the movement”, and continued - among other things - with a window reserved for the now imminent Tokyo 2020.
During today's meeting, the showcase was instead dedicated to the insights of the various ANOC committees, the financial report for the World Beach Games, and the presentations of the Organising Committees of the Dakar 2022 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the Beijing 2022 Winter Games and the Paris 2024 Summer Games, with the final section reserved for Milano Cortina 2026. The President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, presented the project, illustrated in detail by Diana Bianchedi and Anna Riccardi, who focused on the most relevant aspects with regards to technical and infrastructural content. A video with the masterplan was also shown during the presentation. The 25th ANOC General Assembly will be held in 2020 in Seoul.