ANOC Awards Recognize Continental Games Athletes -- Conferences & Conventions

(ATR) Also; City Events names first speakers ... Sports & Events Tourism Exchange discusses the future of golf.

(ATR) The second edition of the ANOC Awards will honor the best male and female athletes from each of the five continental games that took place in 2014 and 2015.

The awards dinner will take place with all 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) on hand in Washington, D.C. during the ANOC General Assembly October 29-30.

During each of the continental games, the athletes’ commissions were asked to nominate the top three male and female performances during the competition. The commission members considered athlete performances that were iconic or had an impact on the games rather than solely which athletes won the most medals.

The shortlist of nominations from each continental games were reviewed by the ANOC Jury consisting of representatives from each of the five continental associations, the ASOIF president, ANOC secretary general,ANOC athletes’ commission chair, a media representative and a member of the ANOC public relations company.

The jury met while in Kuala Lumpur for the IOC Session this August to decide the winners from the European, Pan American, Asian and Pacific Games. Due to the African Games taking place in September after the session, the jury decided the winner remotely.

"We wanted the awards to be for the athletes by the athletes and enlisting the help of the Continental Associations’ Athletes’ Commissions was integral in making sure the athletes’ voice was heard," said ANOC president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

Sustainability of Sporting Events on Program for City Events

The sixth edition of the City Events conference will provide an open forum for leaders of the Olympic movement to discuss the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms brought about by IOC president Thomas Bach.

The conference will feature a keynote panel discussion with past and future host city delegates where members describe the impact of Agenda 2020 on host cities and territories.

On the second day of the conference, members of the IOC and international federations will attend a workshop with private event organizers to discuss and debate the global influence of these reforms.

City Events has also announced the first round of confirmed speakers at the event, including UCI business development managerJérôme Lacroix, president of the French Referee Association Patrick Vajda and head of engagement and legacy for Glasgow 2014 Paul Zealey. Click here for the full program and more speakers.

The conference will be held from November 17-18 in Paris, France.

Sports & Events Tourism Exchange Talks Future of Golf Tourism

The annual Sports & Events Tourism Exchange conference will take place October 28-29 in Tshwane, South Africa and is set to gather the leading golf estates in South Africa and stakeholders to debate the future of golf tourism.

The debate is designed to identify challenges and opportunities the South African golf industry has in promoting the country as a golfing destination.

Areas of focus in the debate include the golf estates’ financial management, marketing strategies and the use of events to promote their brand. Each golfing estate provides a case study to explore the unique challenges they face in enhancing the sport throughout the country.

Conference Schedule

TAFISA World Congress: Oct. 14-18

International Health & Wealth Conference: Oct. 15-17

Stadium Business Design & Development Summit: Oct. 20-21

World Olympians Forum: Oct 20-22

Securing Sport 2015: Nov 3-4

Host City Conference: Nov. 9-10

City Events: Nov. 17-18

Peace and Sport International Forum: Nov 25-27

Science and Triathlon Conference: Nov 26-27

Para-Athletics Coaches Conference:Dec. 12-13

SPORTELAsia 2016: Mar. 15-17, 2016

International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2016

The Academy: Jun. 1-2, 2016

Sustainable Sports & Events: Jun. 9-10, 2016

International Sports Convention:Dec. 7-8, 2016

Written by Kevin Nutley

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