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“SPORT AS AN ENABLER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”: THIS IS THE TITLE OF THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED TODAY BY THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK. IT ENCOURAGES MEMBER STATES AND RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS TO EMPHASISE AND ADVANCE THE USE OF SPORT AS A VEHICLE TO FOSTER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ACKNOWLEDGING THE ROLE PLAYED BY SPORT AND THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT.
Read more: UNITED NATIONS’ RESOLUTION RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ANOC secretary general Gunilla Lindberg said North Korea had expressed a wish to jointly host the 2020 General Assembly ©Getty Images

South Korea's capital Seoul will host the 2020 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly, it was officially confirmed here today.

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FILE PHOTO: 2018 Asian Games - Closing Ceremony - GBK Main Stadium - Jakarta, Indonesia - September 2, 2018 - Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, speaks. REUTERS/Issei Kato

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of the umbrella organization of national Olympic committees (ANOC) has stepped aside from his role amid an ongoing legal case in Switzerland, the IOC said in a statement on Monday.

Read more: Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad steps aside as head of ANOC - IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach called upon National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to work with their Governments to defend the "European sport model" from the perceived threat of commercial enterprises.

Read more: Bach calls on NOCs to work with Governments to defend European sports model from "serious threat"...

Though Bach didn't mention the specific organizations by name, the issue connects to the ongoing struggle between FINA and the ISL in swimming.

nternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has called on national Olympic committees (NOCs) to defend what he called the “European sport model” from commercial bodies. Though Bach didn’t mention the specific organizations by name, the issue connects to the ongoing struggle between FINA and the ISL in swimming.

Read more: IOC PRES CALLS ON NOCS TO DEFEND SPORTS FROM ‘COMMERCIAL BODIES’

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