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  • Nearly 100 NOCs qualify for ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019


    09/09/19

    09 September 2019; Lausanne, Switzerland: ANOC today announced that a total of 97 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have qualified and confirmed their places at the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 for what will be a truly global festival of beach, water and action sports.

    All five Continents will be represented at the inaugural Games with 17 NOCs qualified from Africa, 19 from Americas, 21 from Asia, 35 from Europe and 5 from Oceania. With the qualification process now closed, the final list of qualified NOCs can be found below and on the ANOC World Beach Games website: http://www.awbgqatar.com/.

    The qualification process began in June last year and was designed to ensure that the best athletes would be competing at the Games. Each sport had a different qualification pathway but the majority of qualification places were drawn from world ranking places or the highest finishing places at World Championships or Continental Championships.

    ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg said:

    “We are delighted to have close to 100 NOCs from all five continents qualified for the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019. As the first ever edition of the event, we could not be sure how many NOCs would qualify and so it has been fantastic to see big and small NOCs from all over the world qualify over the last 12 months. The qualification process has already connected NOCs with an entirely new set of elite national athletes and the Games itself will provide a global platform to connect these new stars and new sports with a new generation of sports fans. We look forward to welcoming them all to Qatar in next month for what will be an unforgettable celebration of sport.”

    More than 1,200 athletes are expected to compete at the ANOC World Beach Games which will formally begin with an Opening Ceremony on 12 October 2019. A total of 14 disciplines across 13 sports will be competed in during the Games which concludes on 16 October. The ANOC General Assembly and ANOC Awards 2019 will follow the next day on 17-18 October.

    The full list of qualified NOCs are:

    Algeria

    Georgia

    Peru

    Argentina

    Germany

    Philippines

    Aruba

    Greece

    Poland

    American Samoa

    Hong Kong, China

    Portugal

    Australia

    Hungary

    Puerto Rico

    Austria

    Indonesia

    Qatar

    Azerbaijan

    Iran, Islamic Republic of

    Romania

    Barbados

    Ireland

    Russian Federation

    Belgium

    Israel

    Senegal

    Belarus

    Italy

    Singapore

    Botswana

    Jordan

    Slovenia

    Brazil

    Japan

    San Marino

    Bulgaria

    Kazakhstan

    Solomon Islands

    Cambodia

    Korea, Republic Of

    Serbia

    Canada

    Kuwait

    Switzerland

    Chile

    Latvia

    Suriname

    China, People's Republic Of

    Liberia

    Slovakia

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Luxembourg

    Sweden

    Cameroon

    Morocco

    Thailand

    Colombia

    Malaysia

    Togo

    Cape Verde

    Mexico

    Chinese Taipei

    Croatia

    Mongolia

    Tunisia

    Czech Republic

    Mali

    Turkey

    Denmark

    Montenegro

    Utd Arab Emirates

    Dominican Rep.

    Mozambique

    Uganda

    Ecuador

    Mauritius

    Ukraine

    Egypt

    Netherlands

    Uruguay

    El Salvador

    Nigeria

    United States

    Spain

    New Zealand

    Vanuatu

    Finland

    Oman

    Venezuela

    France

    Pakistan

    Vietnam

    Gambia

    Panama

     

    Great Britain

    Paraguay

     




    —ENDS—


    Notes to Editors

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    The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Over the last 40 years, the number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) whose interests ANOC represents has risen to 206.

    ANOC is administered from its headquarters in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, where it has been based since June 2010. ANOC strives to protect and promote the collective interests of the NOCs by delivering an unprecedented level of assistance and support. ANOC also aims to build and strengthen the relationships between the NOCs and the Olympic Family for the benefit of the entire Olympic Movement.

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