On Saturday, 5 February 2022, a meeting was held in Beijing, China, between the two organisations during the Olympic Winter Games. ITA Chair of the Board Dr. Valérie Fourneyron and ITA Director General Benjamin Cohen met with ANOC Senior Vice-President and Acting President Dr. Robin Mitchell, Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg and Executive Council Member Michael Chambers.
The two organisations took this encounter as an opportunity to touch base on their respective activities and, in particular, those of interest to ANOC’s members. Prior to this, Dr. Fourneyron had participated in ANOC’s General Assembly in October 2021 and presented the ITA’s activities at the event.
As the umbrella organisation responsible for protecting and advancing the interests of the world’s 205 NOCs, ANOC provides daily support to its members and strives to equip them with all the required tools to promote and develop sport in their respective countries. This also includes developments in the fight against doping, which is a key item insofar as it protects athletes’ health and guarantees the integrity of sports competitions worldwide.