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    ANOC Drops 2020 Assembly Plans

    (ATR) The biggest annual meeting involving the Olympic family is postponed by one year.

    The general assembly for the Association of National Olympic Committees is canceled for this year, scheduled for Seoul, South Korea.

    The meeting was planned for the end of November. ANOC has met twice before in Seoul, in 1986 and 2006.

    The general assembly usually attracts at least two delegates from each of the 206 National Olympic Committees, along with representatives from upcoming Olympics and other multi sports events. The IOC Executive Board often will meet on the sidelines. Some meetings have drawn upwards of 1000 or more attendees.

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    Federation Focus: Weightlifting Weathers the Pandemic

    (ATR) Both USA Weightlifting (USAW) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are so far in pretty good financial shape despite the coronavirus pandemic.
    Phil Andrews is currently working for both USA Weightlifting and the IWF. (USA Weightlifting)

    Phil Andrews would know. He’s the Chief Executive Officer for USA Weightlifting and the interim Deputy Director General for the IWF.

    He tells Around the Rings that while USAW is “doing better than most, it’s not to say we’re thriving”.

    Among the positives, the national governing body has managed to limit the loss of its membership, with only about a five percent drop. Andrews says most of the NGBs in the United States are about 20 percent down.

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    Cambia a Diciembre Asamblea de Panam Sports

    (ATR) La Asamblea General de Panam Sports se ha movido de octubre a diciembre de 2020 en la misma sede de Cancún, México, confirmaron fuentes de la organización deportiva a Around the Rings.
    Asamblea general de Panam Sports en Lima el año pasado (ATR)

    La nueva fecha prevista ha sido notificada a los 41 CONs de América con la confianza de que la situación de la crisis sanitaria mundial permita para entonces la participación de los delegados olimpicos y federativos internacionales y panamericanos.

    La Asamblea General presencial tenía originalmente en su agenda la elección de un nuevo ejecutivo y el análisis final del programa de los Juegos Panamericanos de Santiago de Chile 2023 y de los I Juegos Panamericanos Junior Cali 2021

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