Memorandum of understanding between FISU and ANOC
At the 22nd General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held in Prague on November 2 and 3, an important Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) on closer cooperation between the two organisations.
The Memorandum was signed by the ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and FISU President Mr Oleg Matytsin. Key areas of collaboration include the fields of education through sport, athlete education, anti-doping and integrity in sport education, the promotion of healthy lifestyle among students, the development and promotion of international university sport, and the engagement of National Olympic Committees throughout the world in these endeavours.
FISU President Mr Oleg Matytsin hailed the signing of the memorandum and, on the second day of the ANOC General Assembly, spoke of his enthusiasm for the partnership. "FISU is honoured to sign a MOU with ANOC. As part of the strategic plan now in place for FISU, we have already made great progress towards one of our first priorities: greater engagement with the Olympic Movement," Mr Matytsin said.
Over 1,300 stakeholders from the Olympic Movement were present at the ANOC Assembly, including representatives from 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), delegates from International Federations (IFs), Organising Committees of Olympic Games, as well as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mr Thomas Bach.
For more information, please see www.fisu.net and www.anocolympic.org.