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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’

(Photo: Tim Bradbury, Getty Images) Simone Biles competes during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on Aug. 19 in Boston.

The worst scandal in U.S. Olympic history, and the worst sex abuse scandal in sports history, was met with a long-awaited and entirely fitting response by the U.S. Olympic Committee Monday night.

Read more: US gymnasts 'deserve better,' USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland says. And she's right

The Organising Committee of the 2019 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games in San Diego have signed a media rights agreement with NBC Olympics, they have announced.

Read more: NBC Olympics sign deal to broadcast inaugural ANOC World Beach Games

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