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ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg at today’s press conference at Mission Beach, San Diego – venue for the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) today confirms the final sports program for the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019, with 15 exciting, youth-centric sports guaranteeing world-class athletes and captivating entertainment for the event’s inaugural edition.

Read more: ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019 Sports Program Confirmed

An artist rendering of the skate and BMX parks. Image courtesy of ANOC World Beach Games

An inaugural Olympic event featuring surfing, skateboarding and BMX will grace San Diego next year.

Read more: The ANOC World Beach Games 2019 is Landing in Southern California

Zoe Smith won silver in the 63kg final at the Commonwealth Games ( Getty )

Exclusive interview: Smith explains the costs of UK Sport's drastic funding cuts two years ago which have left her and other top British athletes struggling to reach the Tokyo Games in 2020

Read more: Zoe Smith interview: The Olympian forced to crowdfund her way back to the top of the sport

The International Ski Federation has announced it achieved a score of 150 ©Getty Images

Let's be clear: this week's report on governance in Winter Olympic sports indicates some modest improvement over the past year in overall standards in the seven Winter Olympic sports federations.

Read more: David Owen: Governance of many international sports federations is not up to scratch - here's what...

ANOC state they have sent qualification guidelines to NOCs for the World Beach Games ©ANOC

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) said the guidelines for their event, to be held in 2019, were released in partnership with the 15 international federations involved.

Read more: Qualification guidelines for inaugural ANOC World Beach Games sent to NOCs

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